What's Happening Archive
June 1, 2016
In the Spring 2016 edition of the ACOG District XII newsletter, Dr. Washington Hill introduces FIMR and discusses the importance of its process.
April 18, 2016
Information on Racial Disparities Workgroup call
March 31, 2016
Here are the updated links and information on the Quarterly State Coordinator Call.
February 8, 2016
The NFIMR team conducted a training in Panama City, FL on February 4, 2016. Click for materials used in the training.
January 15, 2016
The NFIMR team conducted a training on December 8-9 2015 in Fishers, IN. Click for resources and presentation materials used in the training.
January 6, 2016
Click for more info on how to register and schedule information.
November 12, 2015
“Trauma-Informed Care: An Approach to Improve Engagement of Women Living with HIV" Webinar Link Available
September 22, 2015
Archived slides and discussion of the new National Center for Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review funded by MCHB to combine NFIMR and CDR technical assistance centers.
September 21, 2015
This "Ask The Expert" Webinar looks at FIMR & PPOR, two data processes to help Healthy Start Sites improve population health.
September 8, 2015
Despite major advances in medical care, challenges in maternal, infant, and child health still exist in the United States. However, by putting evidence-based practices and processes into action, pregnancy outcomes and maternal, infant, and child health can be improved.
July 28, 2015
Community violence is a preventable public health issue shaped by many factors, including racism. Violence impacts our overall health and well-being and prevents communities from realizing their full potential. This APHA webinar is part of a summer webinar series looking at race, place, and preventing violence.
July 27, 2015
Check out the slides from a recent FIMR training for the Michigan FIMR Network
July 15, 2015
NFIMR and CDR Resource Centers will be combined at the Michigan Public Health Institute. HRSA MCHB is committed to these two distinct review processes and is funding this effort. The evidence-based FIMR process will not change but we hope to have more data resources and collaboration with this effort. Click through for more information.
July 15, 2015
The recent events in Charleston, South Caroline, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism's impact on health and disparities.
June 29, 2015
Healing Unresolved Grief: Embracing Your Journey is a seven week support group curriculum for empowering mothers who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death less than one year of age. A professional storyteller developed it in collaboration with the Douglas County Health Department, Omaha, Nebraska. Special thanks to Carol Isaac RN, BSN, MA, Health Promotion & Omaha FIMR, Douglas County Health Department for making this curriculum available. These materials are now available in Spanish, with slight modifications.
March 13, 2015
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) has had an ongoing presence at NFIMR and has been one of our national partners for a number of years.
March 10, 2015
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NMAC's Leadership Pipeline embarks on an initiative that will establish women centered dialogues where female leaders can share, enlighten, and authenticate their strengths and contributions towards health equity and social justice. In the spirit of "high tea", this virtual social meeting is led by women through monthly dialogues via webinars and video calls. Tuesday, March 24, 1 PM EST.
March 3, 2015
Check out the CityMatch webinar which focused on strategies for engaging non-traditional partners for community change.
February 4, 2015
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January 13, 2015
NFIMR, National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, CDC and CityMatCH conducted a webinar on mother-to-child transmission of HIV and how the FIMR process is being used to develop strategies to eliminate perinatal transmission.
January 5, 2015
"Maternal Interviews Can Be Key to Addressing Infant Mortality" By Kristen Holmstrand, for National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) Newsletter
December 1, 2014
The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS) is a coalition of over 50 advocacy organizations, professional associations, faith communities, business groups, and federal partners including NFIMR, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development's Safe to Sleep® public education campaign.
November 14, 2014
Healing Unresolved Grief: Embracing Your Journey is a seven week support group bereavement curriculum for empowering mothers who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death less than one year of age.
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.
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.
April 9, 2014
It's National Public Health Week! This year's theme is "Public Health: Start Here"
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.
October 16, 2013
From our partners at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
September 18, 2013
9 FIMR programs will be receiving funding to incorporate innovative life course theory (LCT) into the FIMR methodology.
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.
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.
April 29, 2013
Check out what's happening in the NFIMR world.
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
January 29, 2013
CityMatCH, the National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders, launches the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes.
January 14, 2013
Using kindness to heal
December 7, 2012
New Ideas Linking Individual, Family, Holiday Gift Giving and Community Services – Do Something
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.
September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Friday, June 8 AM Sessions and Basic Track Workshop A
September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Friday, June 8 Workshops
September 20, 2012
Please find presentations from the 7th National FIMR Conference from Saturday, June 9, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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!
June 15, 2012
Presentations from the Thursday session of the 7th National FIMR Conference can be downloaded below.
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.
March 16, 2012
Call for Local FIMR Program Posters
March 13, 2012
Register now for the June 7-9, 2012 conference. Program with full agenda is available.
January 23, 2012
FIMR programs can now update their own contact information on the NFIMR web site as soon as it changes!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
October 1, 2011
NFIMR staff will be exhibiting October 30 - November 2, 2011 at APHA's annual meeting and exposition in Washington, DC.
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.
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
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.
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.
July 25, 2011
WBW celebrations began in 1991, with hundreds of countries joining together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in their communities.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
April 19, 2011
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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.
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.
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.
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.