The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) started in 1990 as a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration.
The College has worked together with partners to refine and promote the FIMR process by funding demonstration projects, providing training and technical assistance, and developing the NFIMR resource center.
The NFIMR resource center provides online resources that provide technical assistance in many aspects of developing and carrying out a FIMR prgoram. The resource center is available to help a start-up FIMR or assist well-established programs fine-tune specific aspects of the process. It links programs with peers who can share insights and strategies. NFIMR works with states to explore methods to manage multiple reviews and to identify models that integrate local FIMR recommendations into regional or statewide assessments.