Raleigh Pediatrician Named to Child Fatality Task Force

July 2011

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Peter Morris, M.D., Medical Director of Wake County Human Services named to key child safety task force by Governor Perdue

Raleigh, NC –  Peter J. Morris, M.D., MPH, Medical/Clinical Services Director of Wake County Human Services, has been appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to serve on the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force.
Dr. Morris serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Action for Children North Carolina and will represent the organization on the Task Force.
“The task force has worked long and hard to study how best to prevent child deaths and improve the quality of lives for children, their families, and their communities,” said Dr. Morris. “It is an honor to join them in their work advising public policy.”

The Child Fatality Task Force was created in 1991 by the General Assembly to study the causes of death in childhood and to develop a system for the multidisciplinary review of child deaths. The impetus for creating the Task Force was to address the problem of child abuse, but the focus of the Task Force quickly expanded to include all child deaths.
Dr. Morris replaces Tom Vitaglione, Senior Fellow for Health and Safety at Action for Children North Carolina, who is retiring in August.