The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (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 project examines cases with the worst outcomes to identify gaps in maternal and infant services and to promote future improvements. The Coalition began the review in 1995 and has continued to carry it out with funding from the Florida Department of Health.
Each month, fetal and infant death cases are selected for review based on specific criteria, including type of death, residence and race. Utilizing an approach developed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), information is abstracted from birth, death, medical, hospital and autopsy records. Efforts are also made to interview the family. No information which identifies the family or medical providers is included on the abstraction form. Case summaries are developed and presented bimonthly to the Case Review Team, a multidisciplinary group of community medical and social service professionals. The CRT examines each case to determine medical, social, financial and other issues that may have impacted the poor birth outcome. Recommendations for community action are crafted by the CRT each year based on review findings.
These recommendations are shared with the Community Action Group (CAG), a group of volunteers working with at-risk families and other partner agencies in the region to implement and develop street-level outreach activities.
If you are a family/know a family experiencing grief from pregnancy loss or loss of an infant, the FIMR Grief Booklet provides resources and coping strategies.
- FIMR Data 2022
- FIMR Data 2019
- FIMR Data 2018
- Tackling Infant Mortality – The FIMR Community Action Group Approach
- FIMR Data 2017-2018
- FIMR Data 2016-2017
Project Impact: the FIMR Project Community Report
- 2023 Project Impact Community Report
- 2022 Project Impact Community Report
- 2021 Project Impact Community Report
- 2020 Project Impact Community Report
- 2019 Project Impact Community Report
- 2017-2018 Project Impact Community Report
- 2016-2017 Project Impact Community Report