The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP) has released a new "Quick-Looks" infographic summarizing national data on infant abuse and neglect deaths from 2004 - 2017.
The infographic includes links to child abuse and neglect prevention resources from the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a glossary of key equity terms and concepts. An excerpt from our Child Fatality Prevention System equity statement is included below to serve as a foundation for reviewing the NCFRP infographic and other data related to child fatalities:
The impact of policies and systems on child deaths
Generations of social, economic, and environmental inequities contribute to some families losing infants, children, and youth. When interpreting the data, it is critical to not lose sight of these systemic, avoidable, and unjust factors. These factors perpetuate the disparities we observe in child deaths in Colorado. Researchers are working toward understanding how geography, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity correlate with health. It is critical that data systems like CFPS identify, understand, and eliminate life-long inequities that persist across groups. By changing policies and systems that create and perpetuate inequities, CFPS can reduce the number of child deaths that occur in Colorado.
It's not too late to help your favorite Colorado nonprofit serving children and families win a mini-grant! Submit your photo showing what is giving you strength to make #greatchildhoods happen in your community. Photos with the most votes on April 30 will win a mini-grant to award to a Colorado nonprofit. Please see the Pinwheels for Prevention site for contest details and submission instructions. The photo contest is sponsored by Illuminate Colorado, the CO chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.