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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Webinar Offering: Reviewing Deaths Related to COVID-19
Pre-recorded in May 2010
Archive of Webinar passcode “NCFRP”

Click here for our Compilation of COVID-19 Resources for MCH Professionals

Click here for our guidance on Planning For Remote Fatality Reviews

Download a PDF of our Children’s Mental Health Special Edition (May 2020) Newsletter.

Free webinars hosted by the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
Webinar: Reviewing Drowning Fatalities: Key Questions & Prevention Resources
Date: Tues, May 19, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Content: The speakers will provide an overview of drowning fatality data; gaps in knowledge to drive prevention and drowning instruction strategies; opportunities to improve research; advocacy opportunities; and prevention resources.
Details: Details can be found in this PDF
Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M6Amf-mbQ0KG2Lz8qmd2Ew

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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