THE MISSOURI CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PROGRAM: PREVENTING DEATHS IN MISSOURI
Understanding how and why children die in Missouri is the first step in preventing future child fatalities in our state. The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program (CFRP) is a multidisciplinary effort focused on accurately reporting and documenting child deaths in the state with the goal of informing the development of prevention strategies. The key players involved in Missouri’s CFRP include DSS, the state CFRP panel, the State Technical Assistance Team (STAT), and local CFRP panels. Each calendar year, a comprehensive report is prepared and made electronically available at the CFPR website. The purpose of the report is to provide background data on child fatalities to inform the creation and development of prevention efforts in Missouri. The report includes information about the total number of child fatalities that occurred in the state broken down by cause, sex, race, and age. The report also includes prevention recommendations as well as national and state resources. The image below provides a brief summary of the data reported in the 2014 CFRP report.
To learn more about the Child Fatality Review Program visit: dss.mo.gov/stat/mcfrp.htm