Be a part of Healthy Start's Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), a community-driven action to make meaningful changes to improve services, systems and resources for families and reduce stillbirths and infant deaths.
WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME INVOLVED:
- Infant mortality is a key indicator of the health of a community and its social and economic well‐being
- Our community’s fetal and infant mortality rates are high: consistently higher than the State’s average rates
- Alarming racial and ethnic disparities: Black babies in our area are more than twice as likely to be born still as white babies and are more likely to die before their first birthday
ANYONE PASSIONATE ABOUT SAVING BABIES HAS A PART
- Community advocates
- Community and political leaders
- Healthcare providers and administrators
- Social services agencies
- Family members who have experienced a still birth or infant loss
- Public health workers and administrators
- First responders
- Chamber of Commerce members and business leaders
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Identifying gaps in resources and services…and finding solutions!
Identifying barriers and challenges families face…and finding solutions!
Identifying social factors that impact stillbirths and infant deaths…and finding solutions!
- Sharing your unique knowledge and experience to strengthen and improve your community
WHAT IS FIMR?
- A national, evidence‐based model proven to reduce stillbirths and infant deaths
- A community‐driven, action‐based process to review all the circumstances surrounding an infant or fetal loss and find solutions to problems the family experienced accessing services
- Provides context to the life of the parents, the family, and the death of the infant
- Identifies social factors that impact outcomes
HOW FIMR WORKS
Based on their expertise, FIMR members will participate in one of the FIMR workgroups: either the the Case
Review Team or the Community Action Group.
Case Review Team (CRT) is the “information processing” group. This is the team that will review and analyze the medical case extractions and the family interviews and develop recommendations as to what services, systems and/or policies should be created or improved. LEARN MORE
Community Action Groups (CAG) are the “champions for change” that have the political will and resources to develop and implement solutions based on the recommendations from the Case Review Team. LEARN MORE
Have questions? Contact Shelly Vickers at email@example.com or 352‐313‐6500 x8032
Ready to become part of the team? Click on the link below to get started.