FIMR: AN APPROACH FOR SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT
Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an evidence-based process to examine fetal and infant deaths. FIMR is a community-owned & action oriented process to improve service systems and resources for women, infants and families. FIMR offers the community:
A warning system that can describe effects of health care systems change;
A method for implementing continuous quality improvement(CQI); and
A means to implement needs assessment, quality assurance, and policy development, which are essential public health functions at the local level.
The FIMR process brings a multi-disciplinary community team together to review de-identified infant and fetal deaths.
Composed of health, social service and other experts, the FIMR Case Review Team (CRT) examines the case summary, identifies issues, and makes recommendations for community change.
Community leaders representing government, consumers, key institutions, and health & human service organizations serve on the Community Action Team (CAT) which acts to implement recommendations.
THE FIMR PROCESS: A HOLISTIC APPROACH
If you are interested in participating in the Community Review Team or the Community Action Team for the Mahoning County FIMR Program or for more information on the program, please contact 330-270-2855 extension 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program is available at www.NFIMR.org