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The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Birth Outcome: a Life-Course Perspective

August 28, 2014
Below is a link to the James Collins lecture at Nationwide Children’s Hospital entitled "The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Birth Outcome: a Life-Course Perspective (aka Zip Code Trumps Genetic Code)". Please feel free to share this important presentation with your colleagues.

NFIMR Webinar- UPDATED!

May 9, 2014
Click here for an archive of the May 19 webinar about Text4baby, the nation’s mobile health intervention service for pregnant women and new moms.

National Public Health Week!

April 9, 2014
It's National Public Health Week! This year's theme is "Public Health: Start Here"

Please welcome new NFIMR director!

January 22, 2014
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Resource Center (NFIMR) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) are very happy to announce that Jodi Shaefer, RN, PhD will be the new NFIMR Director. NFIMR is a collaborative effort between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

TEACHING ABOUT INFANT DEATH IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES

October 16, 2013
From our partners at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

Awarded FIMR Programs-updated!

September 18, 2013
9 FIMR programs will be receiving funding to incorporate innovative life course theory (LCT) into the FIMR methodology.

Special MCHB Webcast: Using the FIMR Process for Improving Birth and Life Course Outcomes

September 5, 2013
Co-hosted by the Maternal Child Health Bureau and National FIMR, this webcast will feature Baltimore City Health Department Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Dineen who will present the integration of Life Course Theory into the Baltimore FIMR program.

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month!

August 30, 2013
Each year in the United States, over 25, 000 infants die before his or her first birthday. This September, join us and our partner organizations in raising awareness and promote programs that reduce infant deaths.

NFIMR Spring Newsletter

April 29, 2013
Check out what's happening in the NFIMR world.

New Brief from CDC Shows Decline in Infant Mortality

April 17, 2013
Congratulations and thank you FIMR Programs across the country for all your work on behalf of women, infants and families! CDC reports that following a plateau from 2000 through 2005, the U.S. infant mortality rate declined 12 percent from 2005 through 2011. A copy of the data brief entitled Recent Declines in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005–2011 is available online.

Perinatal Considerations for HIV+ Pregnant Women – the Fetal Infant Mortality Review-HIV (FIMR) Webinar!

April 15, 2013
Join us Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12pm ET for a webinar on FIMR-HIV

Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes

January 29, 2013
CityMatCH, the National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders, launches the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes.

26 Acts of Kindness

January 14, 2013
Using kindness to heal

Alternate Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

December 7, 2012
New Ideas Linking Individual, Family, Holiday Gift Giving and Community Services – Do Something

New Funding Opportunity for SIDS/SUID programs

December 5, 2012
The CJ Foundation for SIDSis offering Program Services Mini-Grants. Programs offering education or bereavement services relating to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)* and/or Infant Safe Sleep are eligible to apply for funding.

NFIMR Conference Presentations- Friday AM

September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Friday, June 8 AM Sessions and Basic Track Workshop A

NFIMR Conference Presentations- Friday Workshops

September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Friday, June 8 Workshops

NFIMR Conference Presentations- Saturday

September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Saturday, June 9, 2012

New "Women & HIV" website

September 4, 2012
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently launched "Women and HIV" www.womenandhiv.org, a website designed to proved ob-gyns, other women's health care providers, and patients with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information about HIV in women.

New! Safe to Sleep campaign

August 6, 2012
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is launching a newly expanded campaign, the Safe to Sleep campaign to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The Safe to Sleep campaign expands upon the successful efforts of the former Back to Sleep campaign to educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. The expanded campaign will educate the public on the most up-to-date safe infant sleep practices based on the recommendations that were released in October 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These updated recommendations not only address ways to reduce the risk of SIDS, but also ways to reduce the risk of other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation or strangulation.

NFIMR Small Grant Funding Award Request for Proposals

June 25, 2012
To continue the work begun at the 7th National FIMR conference, NFIMR is announcing the availability of up to 5 small one time grant awards of $ 7,500-$10,000 to incorporate innovative life course theory (LCT) into the FIMR methodology.

New NFIMR Funding Opportunity!

June 19, 2012
To continue the work begun at the 7th National FIMR conference, NFIMR is announcing the availability of up to 5 small one time grant awards of $7,500-$10,000 to incorporate the innovative life course theory (LCT) into the FIMR methodology. Must send a Letter of Intent (LOI) by June 30th. Apply today!

NFIMR Conference Thursday Presentations

June 15, 2012
Presentations from the Thursday session of the 7th National FIMR Conference can be downloaded below.

Deadline for Registrations Extended- No Additional Fees!

May 3, 2012
If you have not already done so, get your registrations in for the 7th National FIMR Conference! The late fees will be waived until May 11, so take advantage of this offer today.

Deadline for Poster Submissions Extended!

March 16, 2012
Call for Local FIMR Program Posters

Registration Open for NFIMR National Conference June 7- 9, 2012!

March 13, 2012
Register now for the June 7-9, 2012 conference. Program with full agenda is available.

FIMR Programs - Update your contact information

January 23, 2012
FIMR programs can now update their own contact information on the NFIMR web site as soon as it changes!

Ideas for Alternative Holiday Gift Giving

December 19, 2011
Click the link above for alternative gift giving ideas that help can make a difference in the lives of families in need this Holiday Season.

Educating Women under the Affordable Care Act

December 15, 2011
Funding is available to support activities that provide awareness and education to women on programs, benefits, and rights under the Affordable Care Act. A technical assistance conference call will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm (EST) to answer questions. Click the link above to learn more!

Healthy Native Babies Project Workbook Packet

November 29, 2011
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce that the Healthy Native Babies Project Workbook Packet is now ready for distribution.

AAP Expands Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations

October 18, 2011
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations to reduce SIDS and Sleep Related Infant Deaths, expanding its guidelines on safe sleep for babies, with additional information for parents on creating a safe environment for their babies to sleep.

Call for Abstracts: 2012 Prematurity Prevention Symposium Poster Session

October 5, 2011
The 2012 Prematurity Prevention Symposium: Examining National, State, Clinical, and Community Efforts will be held January 19 - 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.

FIMR Cultural and Linguistic Competence Webinar on October 25, 2011 - Link to archived Webcast now available

October 1, 2011
Dr. Suzanne Bronheim with Georgetown University's National Center for Cultural Competence will present a Webinar on the FIMR Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment tool on October 25, 2011 from 2:30 - 3:45pm (Eastern time).

Visit NFIMR at Booth #5117 at the APHA Annual Meeting!

October 1, 2011
NFIMR staff will be exhibiting October 30 - November 2, 2011 at APHA's annual meeting and exposition in Washington, DC.

October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day

September 28, 2011
Next Monday, October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day. This year’s theme is Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives. A HRSA website has been created to feature resources that assist families in finding health care services.

Senate Appropriations Committee votes to cut $50 million from MCH Block Grant for FY2012

September 23, 2011
AMCHP has released a report in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee vote to cut $50 million from MCH Block Grant funding for FY2012

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

August 29, 2011
Click link above to learn more about the efforts of the Office of Minory Health and National Healthy Start Association to increase awareness of infant mortality.

FIMR-HIV Prevention Methodology Webinar on August 5, 2011

July 25, 2011
On Friday, August 5th, there will be an informational webinar on the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology. The webinar will describe the FIMR-HIV Prevention Methodology and explore how it can be implemented in your jurisdiction.

World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2011

July 25, 2011
WBW celebrations began in 1991, with hundreds of countries joining together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in their communities.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) releases recommendations for preventive health services for women

July 19, 2011
A new report from the IOM recommends that eight preventive health services for women be added to the services that health plans will cover at no cost to patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

NFIMR featured in ACOG's July-August 2011 issue of Clinical Review

July 15, 2011
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Resource Center (NFIMR) was launched at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in 1990 as the Presidential Initiative of then-President Ezra C. Davidson, Jr, MD.

June 2011 is Home Safety Month

June 1, 2011
This year’s Home Safety Month campaign theme "Hands on Home Safety" asks the public to take some simple steps to create a safer home environment from the five leading causes of home injury: falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and drowning. Click the link above to find resources for families nationwide to learn how to be hands-on with proper home safety practices.

Help victims of recent floods, storms, and tornadoes

May 23, 2011
Women, infants, and children are particularly vulnerable in natural disasters. Donate to help victims of floods, storms, and tornadoes at the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/. The site also lists other ways to contribute, including volunteer opportunities and blood donation.

National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2011

May 8, 2011
National Women's Health Week is an opportunity to encourage women to make their health a top priority, take steps to improve their physical and mental health, and lower their risks of certain diseases. Read more at the Dept of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health page by clicking the link above.

New NFIMR Website launches April 19, 2011!

April 19, 2011
We hope the new site is more accessible and user friendly, and we welcome your feedback at nfimr@acog.org!

MCHB Webcast March 29, 2011

April 1, 2011
NFIMR presented a Webcast titled Fetal Infant Mortality Review and Healthy Start: Expanding Opportunities for Collaboration on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Click for more information and a link to view the archived Webcast.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2011
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect and to promote strong communities to support children and families.

ACOG/AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care Promote Value of FIMR

March 20, 2008
The sixth edition of the joint ACOG/AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care has been published. The Guidelines are considered one of the essential perinatal texts for obstetric and pediatric providers and MCH public health officers. FIMR is featured prominently for the first time.

National Evaluation Documents FIMR Effectiveness

December 1, 2004
A national evaluation of FIMR conducted by the Women's and Children's Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University has documented that the process is an effective perinatal systems initiative.


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