(This information in this post is reproduced from the NFIMR website accessed 8/25/16.)
National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR)
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) started in 1990 as a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration. ACOG has worked together with partners to refine and promote the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) process by funding demonstration projects, providing training and technical assistance, and developing the NFIMR resource center.
FIMR is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors, and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants, and families. A fetal or infant death is the event that begins the process. Research shows FIMR is an effective perinatal systems intervention.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties has collaborated with the FIMR program for many years. This valuable partnership has made our local community healthier in many ways.
Contact the Coalition at (386) 252-4277 to get involved with the local FIMR team.