CDC Funding for its SUID Case Registry Project
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health announces that it has awarded five states funding to participate in CDC's Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry pilot project. The purpose of the pilot project is to enhance state-based SUID information collection systems that will eventually form the basis of a national SUID Case Registry. After completing a feasibility study in 2007, the CDC identified the National Center for Child Death Review (NCCDR) and their web-based data collection tool as the most efficient system to integrate SUID case investigation information.
The SUID Case Registry will generate public health surveillance information at the state and local levels that can comprehensively describe the circumstances and events surrounding SUID cases to allow researchers, medico-legal investigators, and program prevention planners to better understand characteristics associated with SUID, evaluate case investigation practices, and ultimately prevent many infant deaths. CDC reviewed 13 competitive proposals and will award funding to Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, and New Mexico. CDC looks forward to working with these states and building partnerships with the many dedicated agencies involved in this pilot project.