Products and Publications

The following CDR publications can be downloaded in electronic format or ordered in hard-copy format. Click on the “Order Publications” box to send us an email requesting the following materials in hard copy:

A Program Manual for Child Death Review

National Center Brochure PDF

National Center FIMR Brochure PDF

National Center Services and Initiatives PDF

A Sampler of Prevention Outcomes from State and Community CDR Teams

Understanding and Taking Action to Prevent Infant Death (only available in electronic format)

Pediatricians and Child Death Review

Access to Death Review Data: Research Opportunities to Save Children’s Lives

Sudden Unexplained Infant Death & Child Death Review Teams

The Coordination & Integration of Fatality Reviews: Improving Health and Safety Outcomes Across the Life Course, Findings from the National Invitational Meeting December 7-8 2011

Farm Fatalities Guide to Effective Reviews – January 2015

Farm Fatalities – Presentation on Effective Reviews

The following documents were developed by the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR), a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funded primarily by HRSA, these document and other resources remain available electronically at:

Sustaining the FIMR Program, a Tool Kit

FIMR Manual, A Guide for Communities

FIMR: A Decade of Lessons Learned

FIMR: A Guide for Home Interviewers

Thinking Creatively: What FIMR Team Members Need to Know to Foster Community Buy-in

Social Marketing: A Strategy to Take FIMR Recommendations to Action

Physicians and Frequently Asked Questions

The FIMR Process and HIPAA

Making a Difference in the Community

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR): A Tool That Communities Can Use To Identify and Address Issues Related To Disparity in Infant Health Outcomes

The following Guidance documents can be used by either CDR or FIMR teams:

Guidance for Reviews of Zika-Related Fatalities

Guidance for Reviewing Deaths of Infants/Children with Disabilities and/or Special Health Care Needs

Guidance for CDR and FIMR Teams on Addressing Vicarious Trauma

Links to other helpful resources:

Descriptions of state CDR programs

There are Child Death Review programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Navajo Nation. Click here for information about the program in each of the states and the District of Columbia.

Links to child death investigation resources and procedures

National Center Resources Available to States (PDF file)

NCFRP Newsletter December 2016

NCFRP Newsletter September 2016

NCFRP Newsletter June 2016

NCRPCD Newsletter March 2016

NCRPCD Newsletter December 2015