Current TRICAM Activities

Primary Care Practice Based Research (PBR)/ TRICAM Award

The PBR TRICAM award will support the development/expansion of community-academic partnerships to design and conduct research in primary care settings focused on addressing mortality. This research will be focused on the leading causes of pediatric mortality that align with the Teamwork to Reduce Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mortality (TRICAM) program’s six initial focus areas: (1) Asthma, (2) Child Physical Abuse and Neglect, (3) Congenital Heart Disease, (4) Motor Vehicle Collisions, (5) Sepsis, or (6) Suicide. We anticipate granting 2 awards that provide up to $10,000 in funding for a 12 month project. Applications are due October 22, 2019 for those who have attended the required PPRG/TRICAM meetings prior to October 1, 2019. Applications that do not meet these requirements will no longer be accepted.

Learn more about the PBR TRICAM Award

TRICAM Strategy Planning Meetings

This summer TRICAM hosted a series of strategy planning meetings to develop local strategies to address mortality from leading causes of death among infants, children, and adolescents. Each meeting focused on a different leading cause of death.


The series of strategy planning meetings drew 250 participants. 

All Lurie Children’s staff and Northwestern-affiliated faculty working at any of the following institutions were invited to participate:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Prentice Women’s Hospital
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Participation was strongly encouraged, for those who:

  • currently conduct research, education or advocacy in one of these areas.
  • frequently care for patients with these injuries or illnesses.
  • want to get involved in addressing mortality in one or more of these areas.

Meeting Dates

July 10, 2019 - Sepsis
July 16, 2019 - Suicide
July 23, 2019 - Child Abuse & Neglect
July 24, 2019 - Motor Vehicle Collisions
July 25, 2019 - Congenital Heart Disease  
August 5, 2019 - Asthma

Were you unavailable to attend or missed the meetings? 

If you were unable to attend a session of interest to you, there will be future meetings devoted to each cause of mortality. Details will be forthcoming. Please consider attending a future meeting. We also invite you to email our team to express your interest, so we can communicate details to you. 

Community-based organizations and interest groups

If your organization or group is currently working in one of our 6 initial areas of focus, TRICAM would welcome the opportunity to hear from you. Please contact Madiha Qureshi, Sr. Project Manager – Community Engagement and Partnerships, at

Employment seekers

TRICAM will be expanding our team over the next 12-24 months. Look for upcoming job listings on the Lurie Children’s careers webpage.


If you are interested in supporting activities of TRICAM or the programs with which TRICAM collaborates to reduce pediatric mortality, please contact Anya Maziak, Director – Private Foundations, to learn more. She can be reached via email at or phone 312.227.7307.