Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (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.
Fremont County FIMR Pilot Project
Planning for the Fremont County FIMR Pilot Project began in 2013. The first meetings of the Case Review and Community Action Teams occurred in June 2016.
Case Review Team
The Case Review Team (CRT) membership includes health and social services professionals. The CRT reviews de-identified case summaries of fetal and infant losses to identify systems-level opportunities for improvement. The CRT develops recommendations for the Community Action Team to implement.
Community Action Team
The Community Action Team (CAT) membership includes community leaders, advocates, professionals and consumers. The CAT reviews recommendations from the Case Review Team, prioritizes issues and designs and implements interventions to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants and families.
The maternal interview process gathers information about family experiences with fetal or infant loss in a confidential interview. All interviews are voluntary. Interviews generally happen in the home—or anywhere that is private and comfortable—and take about an hour. Interviewees are asked about experiences before, during and after pregnancy, including services received and/or those that may have been needed but were not received. The interviewer may also connect families with supports, if requested, to help them cope with feelings of loss, anger, isolation and grief.
To learn more about FIMR, contact the Women and Infant Health Program Manager at 307-777-7944.
To learn more about the Fremont County FIMR Project, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org