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 2017 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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New! Click here for our new training modules!

In May 2018 CDR coordinators gathered in Denver, Colorado. Click here.

Download a PDF of our February Newsletter.

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

Upcoming webinar: Dynamic collaboration with other review processes
When: May 7, 2019 1 PM ET
More Information: Parallel fatality review processes are being conducted in communities across the country, often tasked with reviewing the same or similar cases. Effective collaboration between diverse fatality review systems promises to enrich these unique processes, increase efficiency, reduce redundancy, and achieve greater prevention impact. This webinar explores effective collaboration between civilian child death review (CDR) and fetal and infant mortality review (FIMR) collaboration with military child death reviews overseen by the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program, as well as maternal mortality review (MMR) processes.
More information: Click here for the announcement
To register: click here to register

All archived webinars available here

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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