3108.0 The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry: Improving knowledge about SUID and taking action

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
About 4500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the US. Although we monitor trends in SUID using vital statistics data, we have limited information about the circumstances and events surrounding these deaths. If we better understood these tragic events and their circumstances, we could develop more effective interventions targeted to at-risk groups. CDCís SUID Case Registry has a cooperative agreement with 7 states. The case registry aims to create state-level surveillance systems that build upon Child Death Review activities, to categorize SUID using standard definitions, monitor the incidence of different types of SUID, describe demographic and environmental factors for each type of SUID and to inform prevention activities and potentially save lives. The SUID Case Registry has improved the collection of SUID-specific data from multiple sources, and the Child Death Review process has catalyzed local and state actions across the spectrum of investigation, diagnosis, services and prevention. This session will describe three statesí experience with the SUID Case Registry and provide examples of successful community-led changes in the systems that investigate and understand SUID.
Session Objectives: 1.To describe how CDCís SUID Case Registry aims to enhance SUID surveillance 2.To identify actions participants can implement to improve SUID investigations in their state 3.To list three SUID risk reduction strategies states implemented as a result of the review of their SUID Case Registry.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
Lena Camperlengo, RN, MPH, DrPH


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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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