Fetal Infant Mortality Review

Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a process of identification and analysis of factors that contribute to fetal and infant death through chart review and interview of individual cases. FIMR complements other studies of infant death but uses an approach that is community-based and designed to bring together local health providers, consumers, advocates and leaders.  FIMR identifies strengths and areas for improvements in overall service systems and community resources for women, children and families.  FIMR also provides direction towards the development of new policies to safeguard them. 


Fetal and infant mortality review has two overarching goals:

  • to describe significant social, economic, cultural, safety, health and systems factors that contribute to mortality, and
  • to design and implement community-based action plans founded on the information obtained from the reviews.


Contact Dawn Shanafelt, MDHHS, 517-373-4411