FIMR Spotlight – Alabama

State Administration

Type of Program: State

Amy Stratton
State Perinatal Program Director
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-6403
Fax: 334-206-2983
Email: Amy.Stratton@adph.state.al.us

Program Description

Administration

The state program is administered at the Alabama Department of Health, which supports the following local teams:
Mobile County
Region I
Region II
Region III
Region IV
Region V

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?
N/A

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
Yes-Child Death Review/Child Fatality Review
Yes-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?
Yes, there is HS in my community and there is coordination

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Regional or multiple county reviews

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
N/A

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
N/A


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Mobile County

Type of Program: Local

Denise Peele
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Coordinator
Mobile County Health Department
251 North Bayou Street
Mobile, AL 36603
Phone: 251-694-5007
Fax: 251-445-2251
Email: dpeele@MCHD.org

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?
Yes

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?
Reviews residents of a county

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
60 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
40 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Region I

Type of Program: Local

Lisa Carter, RN, MSN, CLC
Perinatal Coordinator-Region 1
AL Dept. of Public Health-Perinatal Program Huntsville Hospital-Women & Children
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-265-7980
Fax: 256-265-7320
Email: lisa.carter@hhsys.org

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?
Yes

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
Yes-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

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Region II

Type of Program: Local

Trendle Samuel
Region II Perinatal Coordinator
AL Dept. of Public Health-State Perinatal Program
809 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-759-6166
Fax: 205-750-5547
Email: Trendle.samuel@adph.state.al.us

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?
Yes

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
Yes-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?
Regional or multiple county reviews

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
25 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
30 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes
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Region III

Type of Program: Local

Cathy Nichols
Email: Cathy.Nichols@adph.state.al.us


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Region IV

Type of Program: Local

Laurie Gregory
Email: Laurie.Gregory@adph.state.al.us


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Region V

Type of Program: Local

Shirley Daniel
Email: shirley.daniel@adph.state.al.us

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