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FIMR & HS Epic Center Webinar Recording

Ask the Expert: FIMR & PPOR: Amazing Data Processes to Help Healthy Start Sites Improve Population Health
Jodi Shaefer, Director, NFIMR 
Carol Gilbert, Senior Health Data Analyst, CityMatCH
Carol Isaac, Health Promotion,  Douglas County Health Department
You can access the recording here

4:25: Allison Miles discusses PPOR
29:24: Jodi Shaefer talks about FIMR
50:00: Carol Isaac talks about the Omaha Healthy Start program; Baby Blossoms

Transcript to follow shortly on HS Epic Center Website

This Healthy Start EPIC Center sponsored webinar looks at three different approaches to improving population health. Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a community-owned and action oriented process to improve service systems and resources for women, infants and families.  This evidence based process examines fetal and infant deaths, determines preventability, and engages community to take action. The focus of FIMR is to determine system gaps that contributed to the fetal or infant death.

Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) is a comprehensive approach to help communities use data to reduce infant mortality. Designed for use in US cities with high infant mortality rates, PPOR brings community stakeholders together to build consensus and partnership based on local data. PPOR provides an analytic framework and steps for investigating and addressing the specific local causes of high fetal and infant mortality rates and disparities.  Initial analyses are based only on vital records data (births, deaths, and fetal deaths); later steps utilize all available sources of data and information.

© Copyright 2018 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program is a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.