About Us

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention is the national resource and data center for Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and Child Death Review.

The Center has four major objectives:

  1. Provide leadership, training and technical support to the CDR and FIMR programs.
  2. Manage a National Case Reporting System that will promote high quality FIMR and CDR data collection, analysis and dissemination to local, state and national audiences.
  3. Promote coordination among review processes.
  4. Build partnerships at the state and local level to move CDR and FIMR review findings into recommendations and actions that will improve agency systems and prevent deaths and serious injuries.

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Review Programs

There are more than 1,350 Child Death Review Teams in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Navajo Nation. There are 173 Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Teams in 29 states. There are also programs in other countries.

Our 2016 Status Reports are available for both FIMR and CDR.

Check out our “FIMR to Action” PDF: A Compilation of Actions taken by Fetal and Infant Mortality Review in the United States, 2016

Find information on these CDR and FIMR teams

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Check out our new Quick-Look infographic: Opioid-Related Deaths: Children and Teens, Ages 10-17.

Download a PDF of our February Newsletter.

Free webinars hosted by the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar: Highlighting Important Prevention Resources From Our Partners.

Date and Time: February 21, 2018 at 2 PM EST

Have you wondered what prevention resources are available from Cribs for Kids, The Children’s Safety Network, and City MatCH? Please welcome, Judith Bannon, Jennifer Allison, and Erin Schneider for a webinar as they discuss the mission of their organizations and the various prevention resources available for you.

For more information, download our detailed webinar information

To register: click here.

Latest archived webinars:

Webinar: Substance Use and Fatality Review Part I: Improving our understanding of substance exposed infants and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Presented: October 31, 2017
Archive available

CDR Process

Find information, tools and resources to build, maintain and evaluate an effective CDR team or program.
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FIMR Process

Find information, tools and resources to build, maintain and evaluate an effective FIMR team or program.

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Search for mortality data and learn more about the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System.

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Search for information by specific cause of deaths and learn about effective prevention strategies.

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Find tools and resources to help your review team or program.

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