Create a World with More First Birthdays!
From 2019 to 2021, an average of 1,269 infants in Florida died each year before their first birthday.
At Capital Area Healthy Start, we are fighting to reduce fetal and infant mortality. One way that we do this is through the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) project. In 2022, the CAHSC FIMR project expanded beyond Leon and Wakulla counties to include Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor counties.
The purpose of FIMR is to reduce fetal and infant mortality by gathering and reviewing detailed information to better understand how a variety of local social, economic, cultural, public health, educational, and environmental factors contribute to the tragedy of fetal and infant loss. Additionally, FIMR teams use the findings to take action that can prevent future infant deaths and improve the systems of care and resources for infants and their families.
If you are interested in learning more or joining the FIMR Project, please fill out our inquiry form below or email Jasmine Thornton, FIMR Program Coordinator and Outreach Specialist, at Jasmine@capitalareahealthystart.org.