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

Download a PDF of our July Newsletter.

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

Upcoming Webinar: Using Population Data to Complement Fatality Review Data
An Overview of CDC Wonder and Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR)

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Description: Fatality review includes information often not available through routine quantitative methods. Population data, such as vital statistics, are frequently used to complement fatality review findings. This presentation will include a demonstration of the CDC WONDER, an integrated information and communication system for public health developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webinar will also introduce participants to Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) is a comprehensive approach to help communities use data to reduce infant mortality.

For more information, download the full description.

Click here to register.

Click here for an archive of the October 24, 2018 Webinar on Improving Child Abuse and Neglect Fatality Reviews

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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