The Panhandle Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (PFIMR), under the umbrella of Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition (CAHSC), is dedicated to reducing fetal and infant mortality rates in our community by providing awareness, education, and resources to women and families.
The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a community-based effort aimed at addressing factors and issues that affect infant mortality and health disparities. The objectives of FIMR are to examine the significant social, economic, cultural, environmental, and health systems factors associated with fetal and infant mortality through review of individual death records.
FIMR is composed of two groups, the Case Review Team (CRT) and the Community Action Group (CAG, alsoknown as Working Groups at PFIMR and CAHSC).
CRT, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, uses unidentified/patient-blinded abstracted information from vital records (death and birth certificates), hospitals, clinics, physicians, police, Medical Examiner records, and family/maternal interviews. The team reviews the cases and sends recommendations to the CAG.
CAG is comprised of community leaders representing government, consumers, key institutions, and health and human services organizations. The members work collaboratively with the CRT to implement strategies that will improve fetal and infant outcomes within our community.