Fetal and Infant Mortality Review
FIMR is a process of community-based fetal and infant mortality reviews aimed at addressing factors and issues that affect infant mortality and morbidity. FIMR objectives are to examine the significant social, economic, cultural, safety and health system factors associated with fetal and infant mortality through review of individual cases. The Palm Beach County Fetal and Infant Mortality Review is dedicated to reducing infant mortality rates in our county by providing awareness, education, and resources to women and families. The infant mortality rates in our community are a reflection of the health of the overall community.
Though great strides have been made in reducing the infant mortality rate, Florida's rate is still above most states. The non-white fetal and infant mortality rate is twice the white rate in Florida. Communities can play an important role in efforts to reduce infant mortality by creating preventative programs targeting at risk populations. The methodical investigation of the diverse factors that contribute to individual deaths will allow communities to respond to the needs that are identified by the reviews.
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