FIMR Spotlight – Puerto Rico

Type of Program: State
Cindy Calderon, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Consultant
MCAH Division, Puerto Rico Department of Health
P.O. BOX 70184
San Juan, PR 70184
Phone: 787-765-2929 X4582
Fax: 787-294-0726
Email: ccalderon@salud.pr.gov

Program Description

Administration
The typical FIMR operates as a two tiered system, with a Community Review Team (CRT) and a separate Community Action Team (CAT). The CAT is often charged with taking the recommendations of the CRT and putting them into action. Does your FIMR use a two tiered system with a functioning CAT?
No

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
No-Child Death Review/Child Fatality Review
No-Maternal Mortality Review
No-Domestic Violence Fatality Review
No-Specialized review system for CPS
No-Citizen Review Panel
No-Suicide Review Panel
No-Homicide Review Panel
No-Other SIDS review

Is there coordination with a federal Healthy Start program?
No, there is no HS in my community or the nearby area

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area: HVP participants of all the island

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
5 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes