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.

Learn More

Review Programs

There are more than 1,250 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.

Find information on these CDR and FIMR teams

Learn More


Webinar: Using Social Determinants of Health to Inform Fatality Review

Free webinar hosted by the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
When: June 7, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) programs work to understand health care systems and social problems that contribute to fetal, infant, and child deaths and to identify and implement systems improvement and interventions to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable women, infants, children, and families. Keeping a Social Determinants of Health lens while conducting fatality review is a step toward reducing inequities in these vital health outcomes.

For more information: Click here.

To register: Register Today

Webinar: State Child Death Review Advisory Boards: Strategies to make them effective in preventing deaths
NCFRP Webinar, May 10, 2017
Archive available

CDR Process

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

FIMR Process

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

Learn More


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

Learn More


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

Learn More


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

Learn More

This website was made possible in part by Cooperative Agreement Number UG7MC28482 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.