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Fetal Infant Mortality Review
Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an evidence-based 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, action-oriented, 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 Infant Mortality Review has two overarching goals:
- Describe significant social, economic, cultural, safety, health and systems factors that contribute to mortality; and
- Design and implement community-based action plans founded on the information obtained from the reviews.
Michigan FIMR Network
The teams in the Michigan FIMR network are made up of diverse stakeholders who are invested in maternal and infant health at the local level. These include clinicians, public health professionals, home visiting program staff, children’s protective services staff, educators, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, researchers, social justice advocates, grief support professionals and other committed community members.
Here are the communities which make up the Michigan FIMR network: