The Kansas Attorney General’s Office surveils infant and child mortality through the State Child Death Review Board (SCDRB). Findings and recommendations from case reviews are compiled and released through an annual report delivered to the Kansas Governor, Kansas Legislature, and stakeholders across the state to produce and execute mortality prevention strategies throughout the state. The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry funding is an opportunity for Kansas to build on past SUID surveillance work, further improve Kansas’s ability to classify SUID deaths, and improve recommendations to prevent SUID.
The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry Core Component A will maintain and improve current SUID surveillance and prevention activities in Kansas, including timely case identification, data quality and collection, and case reviews consistent with the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP).
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office, through the SCDRB, seeks to decrease the incidence of SUID in Kansas. The Kansas State Child Death Review mortality surveillance team works to ensure a complete, comprehensive, population-based dataset that uses the CDC-provided categorization algorithm to produce category-specific SUID incidence. The SCDRB uses these data to inform prevention, awareness, and health promotion strategies, improve policies and practices of systems serving families, and advance case investigation standards.