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In an effort to identify risk factors and prevent future child deaths, in 1992 the State of Nevada joined many other states in mandating Child Death Review Teams. Since that time, both the law and the regional teams throughout Nevada have evolved to facilitate the growing need for collaborative efforts to identify interventions necessary to reduce the rate of child deaths in Nevada. While the primary legislative focus of Nevada Child Death Review Teams has been on addressing fatalities related to child maltreatment and/or involvement with the child welfare system, the teams have expanded their focus to address risk factors and preventability in a wide variety of cases. As the largest county in the State, containing approximately 72% of the state’s population under 19 years of age (Nevada State Demographer 2009 Population Estimates, Retrieved August 2010), the Child Death Review team in Clark County has been, and will continue to be, a crucial part of identifying risk factors as well as recommending and implementing policies and procedures to minimize preventable child deaths in the State.
Children – Death – Prevention; Children – Mortality; Nevada
Health Services Research | Maternal and Child Health | Public Health
Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy
2009 Annual Report of Child Deaths in Clark County, Nevada.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/nicrp_reports/8