Fetal-Infant Mortality Review


Franklin County Fetal-Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is part of a community-wide effort to decrease fetal and infant mortality in Franklin County. 

By reviewing fetal and infant deaths and by listening to the unique stories of those who have lost a child, we learn about our community’s strengths and its needs.  And as a community, we try to answer the questions: “Why are babies dying?" and "What can we do about it?”

Key Areas 

Background
In January of 2014, Columbus Public Health (CPH) established the Franklin County Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program (FIMR), patterned after the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) model. Learn more...

The FIMR Model
FIMR is a process that identifies local issues through the review of fetal and infant deaths in order to develop initiatives to prevent future deaths. Learn more...

Confidentiality
Protecting the privacy of bereaved families and the providers who serve them is critical to the FIMR program. Learn more... 

FIMR Family Interview
The information families share provides vital insight into the lived experiences of families who have had a fetal or infant loss. Learn more ...

Grief Resources
Columbus Public Health offers a bereavement visit and resource referral to any family who has experienced a pregnancy loss or death of an infant. Learn more... 

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