National Evaluation Documents FIMR Effectiveness
December 1, 2004
The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University undertook an evaluation of FIMR between 1997 and 2001, with funding from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Perinatal Systems and Women's Health, the National FIMR Program at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a panel of national FIMR experts provided technical advice to the study team.
The study shows that FIMR programs contribute significantly to improvements in systems of health care for pregnant women and infants through enhanced public health activities in communities. Communities with FIMRs were more likely to report activities in the areas of data assessment and analysis, client services and access, quality improvement for systems of care, partnerships and collaboration, population advocacy and policy development, as well as enhancement of the health workforce.
Click here to view the FIMR evaluation report on the Johns Hopkins University Website.