Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)

Fetal & Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a community approach to improving the health of underserved women and infants. FIMR is a method for understanding the health care system and social problems that contribute to preventable fetal and infant deaths, and for identifying and implementing local interventions to rectify the identified problems. It is a community-based, action-oriented process with the intent to improve health and social services for families.
Given the findings, strategies for healthy births and healthy babies are:

  • Increase awareness about the facts of breastfeeding

Community Partners
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Community Partners
Breastfeeding Coalition
The goal of the Breastfeeding Coalition is to increase awareness about the facts around breastfeeding allowing women to breastfeed without barriers, health care providers empowerment to support breastfeeding, and access to appropriate lactation support services. This group works with Calhoun County businesses and employers on being breastfeeding friendly.

Maternal and Infant Health Commission

The Maternal and Infant Health Commission (MIHC) serves as the community action team for FIMR. The goal of the MIHC is to see all babies be born healthy and to thrive. This group works to improve the health of women of childbearing age, improve prenatal care, and reduce infant mortality. The MIHC researches the causes and factors associated with infant deaths in Calhoun County. 

Infant Safe Sleep Coalition (ISSC)

Sleep-related deaths from suffocation/asphyxia, or unsafe sleep environments, are the most easily preventable infant deaths and are the focus of coalition efforts. ISSC’s goal is for every baby to sleep in a safe environment.
The Calhoun County Infant Safe Sleep Coalition instituted a campaign to educate parents, healthcare providers, and the community about safe sleep practices.

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