About Us

National Center for Child Death Review Policy and Practice
c/o Michigan Public Health Institute
2455 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864
Ph: 800-656-2434
Fax: 517-324-7365
info@childdeathreview.org

Center Staff
Mission
Center Services
Available Print and Web-based Materials
Materials Describing the National Center for Child Death Review
The National Center for Child Death Review Steering Committee

Center Staff

Theresa M. Covington, MPH
Director
tcovingt@mphi.org

Linda Potter
Policy Director
lpotter@mphi.org

Heather Dykstra, MPA
Senior Data Analyst
hdykstra@mphi.org

Esther Shaw
Data Analyst
eshaw@mphi.org

Anissa Damon
Training and Travel Manager
adevlami@mphi.org
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Mission

The National Center for Child Death Review is a resource center for state and local CDR programs, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community and national levels. 

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Center Services

All services are available via site visits, email and phone.

  • Technical assistance to help teams develop, implement and sustain a prevention focused CDR process.
  • Training for state and local teams.
  • Strategic planning and program development for state and local teams.
  • Consultation to coordinate with other reviews, including fetal and infant mortality, domestic violence, serious injury, and maternal mortality.
  • Support for the network of CDR program leaders.
  • Linkage of CDR programs to state and national maternal and child health and injury programs.

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Available Print and Web-based Materials

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Materials Describing the National Center for Child Death Review

National Center Brochure (PDF file)
National Center Resources Available to States (PDF file)

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The National Center for Child Death Review Steering Committee

The National Center for Child Death Review Steering Committee was established in 2005 to assist the Center in meeting its mission in the following areas:

  • Translating Review Findings into Child Health and Safety Policy and Practice
  • Maximizing Partnerships for Child Death Review and Prevention
  • Expanding the Capacity of the National Center
  • Building Sustainability for Child Death Review

Steering Committee Description (PDF file)
Steering Committee Membership Roster (PDF file)

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