Thursday, May 24, 2012

Child Fatality Task Force

Annual Report & Legislative Agenda

The NC Child Fatality Task Force has released its annual report, which includes the 2012 legislative agenda. The Task Force serves as the policy arm of NC’s child fatality prevention system, which also includes the State Child Fatality Prevention Team, Community Child Protection Teams, and local Child Fatality Prevention Teams. Promoting strong policies to improve health, reduce death, and decrease abuse is central to child development. North Carolina’s child death rate has decreased by 46% since the inception of the Task Force. More than 9,200 additional children are alive today – many of them now adults – thanks to the lower child fatality rate.

Click below to view the annual report:
NC Child Fatality Task Force
Source: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Prevention Network Newsletter, May 2012