Washington — Targeted Issue

Improving the Injury Prevention Capacity of Child Fatality Review Teams

March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

Grant Number
Project Overview
Child Death Review (CDR) teams review child deaths and recommend strategies to prevent similar deaths. Injury is the most common cause of death in childhood. Most CDR teams lack data and resources required to generate scientifically sound prevention recommendations after reviewing an injury death. The goal of this project is to increase the injury-prevention capacity of the child death review process by (1) identifying best practices in the prevention-oriented review of child injury deaths; (2) supporting CDR team functions that promote effective injury prevention, with measurable impacts in the local community in terms of identifiable changes in policy, practices, or environment; and (3) developing a computer-based decision support tool that will assist local CDR teams to link data collected in the context of child death review to evidence-based prevention options and resources.
University of Washington, Harbor View Medical Center
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Collaborative process improvement to enhance injury prevention in child death review Research Paper/Publication Injury Prevention 2011