Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Child Fatality Review

Child Fatality Review (CFR) is an action–oriented means for communities to improve understanding of how and why children die; to demonstrate the need for and to influence policies and programs to improve child health, safety and protection; and to prevent future deaths.  This is accomplished through multi-disciplinary, multi-agency review of individual cases of child deaths.  The case review team makes recommendations for improvements to systems and for public and professional education, and advocates for their implementation.  CFR is interested in preventing morbidity as well as mortality.  CFR meets quarterly and is mandated under COMAR.  Please call 410-273-5626 for further information.