FIMR findings, recommendations to be released October 18

The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review findings and recommendations will be released at the October 18 Coalition meeting.

FIMR aims to reduce infant mortality by gathering and reviewing detailed information to gain a better understanding of fetal and infant deaths in Northeast Florida. The fetal and infant death rates, causes and contributing factors are reviewed at the meeting.

The project examines cases with the worst outcomes to identify gaps in maternal and infant services and to promote future improvements. The FIMR committee releases recommendations each year to improve the local rates.

The 2011 recommendations include continue to focus on preventing sleep-related deaths; focus on family planning with prenatal and interconceptional care; and initiate a “Did you know?” campaign to educate consumers and providers about key facts about pregnancy.

  • When: October 18, 2012
  • Location: Early Learning Coalition, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32256
  • Time: 9 am