To understand how and why children die in St Clair County, in order to take action to prevent other child deaths.

2023 Accomplishments

  • Child Death Review Team is led by St. Clair Health Department.
  • Reviewed 22 cases. Fourteen were birth to age 1, three were between 1–11 years of age, and five were between 13–17.
  • Manner of Death: 16 were natural, 3 accident, 2 suicide, 1 sudden unexpected infant death related to unsafe sleep.
  • Discussions include contributing factors and proposed initiatives that may help prevent future deaths. Members are encouraged to promote community participation in programs that provide early prenatal and infant support programs such as Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP), Women Infant & Children (WIC) and Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) to increase healthy pregnancy, birth, infant, and childhood outcomes. and link families to prevention and early intervention services offered in St. Clair County.

Contact person: Elizabeth King, St. Clair County Health Department