State starting program to profile and combat child abuse, neglect

A new state program seeks to better understand child abuse that can lead to disability or death. The Alaska Surveillance of Child Abuse and Neglect (Alaska SCAN) program will compile information from a wide range of databases rather than relying on single-source records such as vital statistics or the Office of Children’s Services (OCS).

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage