Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
School of Public Health
Objective: An examination of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review process to identify key components of existing programs to gather information for the creation of a Tarrant County FIMR. This report seeks to examine the FIMR model and the possible impact on infant mortality through the development and implementation of recommendations. Methods: This report collected information from surveys of FIMR sites on experiences and lessons learned. The main focus involves sites that developed and implemented recommendations. Results: Although there were differences in operations and infrastructure, the success of the FIMR model is attributed to the ability to implement recommendations. Conclusion: Implementing recommendations that are comprehensive and provide interventions on multiple levels can impact infant mortality within a particular community (Strobino, Misra, and Grason, 2004). Creating strong collaborations to obtain maternal/familial interviews appear to be an important factor can affect the recommendation process, and the overall effectiveness of the review.
"Fetal Infant Mortality Review: The Next Step in Addressing Infant Mortality in Tarrant County" Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;