240221 Implementing the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry in Georgia

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Arleymah Raheem Gray, MPH , Child Fatality Review, Georgia Office of the Child Advocate, Atlanta, GA
The CDC's Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Case Registry pilot project is using child death review teams and an expanded version of the National CDR Case Reporting system to collect comprehensive data on sudden and unexplained infant deaths in seven states. This session will describe Georgia's experience participating in the Case Registry pilot project. Georgia has 159 counties, with a mixed coroner/medical examiner system, and each county is responsible for reviewing and reporting on their infant deaths. There are around 150 sleep-related infant deaths statewide each year. We have promoted consistency and standardization in death scene investigation by conducting trainings and providing scene investigation tools for coroners, law enforcement, and other first responders. We have explored opportunities for obtaining immediate scene data by requiring the CDC SUID Investigation Reporting form to be completed within seven days of the death. Results from data-sharing partnerships and collaborations will also be discussed. This session will explain the process that Georgia uses to improve infant death data collection and reporting, and show the challenges and successes faced during the case registry pilot project implementation.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
List agencies that can provide the most data for the SUID data reports Describe results of child death review team meetings on circumstances of sudden sleep-related infant deaths Describe challenges and opportunities in collaborating and reporting SUID data Explain implications of child death review results for improved death scene investigations, autopsies, and medical histories for reporting cause of death

Keywords: Maternal and Child Health, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working with the child death review program for six years. I am responsible for data analysis, data reporting, prevention coordination, and managing the state SUID Case Registry project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.