FIMR Spotlight – California

Type of Program: State

Mari Taylan-Arcoleo, MPH, Chief
Perinatal Clinical Programs and LHJ Support Section
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division
California Department of Health
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 8300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 650-0356
Email: Mari.taylan@cdph.ca.gov

Program Description

State Administration

The state FIMR program office is administered through the Department of Health and supports the following local programs:

Almeda County
Contra Costa County
Fresno County
Humbolt County
Kern County
Los Angeles County
Placer County
Sacramento County
San Bernadino County
San Diego County
San Francisco County
San Joaquin County
Solano County
Sonoma County
Ventura County
Yolo County

Almeda County

Type of Program: Local

Caroline Miller
FIMR Coordinator
Alameda County Public Health Dept
1000 San Leandro Blvd, 2nd Floor
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-618-1945
Fax: 510-618-2077
Email: Sylvia.miller@acgov.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
Yes-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?
Reviews residents of a county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Contra Costa County

Type of Program: Local

Christina C. Boothman, MPH, MCHES
Adolescent Family Life Program and Quality Improvement Manager
Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs
Contra Costa Health Services
597 Center Avenue, Suite 365
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-313-6261
Mobile: 925-381-6101
Email: Christina.Boothman@cchealth.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?
Yes, there is HS in my community but there is no coordination

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?
59 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
28 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Fresno County

Type of Program: Local

Lisa Poole, RN, BSN, PHN II
FIMR/SIDS Coordinator
Fresno County Department of Public Health
PO Box 11867
Fresno, CA 93775
Phone: 559-600-3330
Fax: 559-455-4705
Email: lpoole@co.fresno.ca.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?
Yes, there is HS in my community and there is coordination

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area: The plan is for us to review every African/American death, every presumed SIDS death and every 5th other death.

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Humbolt County

Type of Program: Local

Jeanne Vaudiau
MCAH Analyst and FIMR/CDR Coordinator
Humboldt County Public Health
908 Seventh Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-441-5085
Fax: 707-268-8495
Email: jvaudiau@co.humboldt.ca.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
Yes-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?
Other catchment area: All cases are reviewed that occur within our county. If records are obtainable for out of county occurences, those are also reviewed. In the past, other counties’ law enforncment representatives have participated in case reviews.

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Kern County

Type of Program: Local

Russ Hasting
CDR/FIMR Coordinator
Kern County Public Health Services Department
1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: 661-868-0403
Fax: 661-868-1291
Email: hastingr@kerncounty.com

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?
Yes, there is HS in my community and there is coordination

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?
25 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
25 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Los Angeles County

Type of Program: Local

Luz Arboleda-Babcock
Los Angeles County Public Health Department
600 South Commonwealth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-639-6457
Fax: 213-639-1034
Email: lbabcock@ph.lacounty.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?
Yes, there is HS in my community and there is coordination

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area: The entire Los Angeles County

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
250 #Stillbirths/Fetal Death

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Placer County

Type of Program: Local

Joanne Evans
Senior Client Services Practitioner, FIMR and CDR Program Coordinator
Placer County Public Health
11484 B Ave
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530-889-7151
Fax: 530-889-7198
Email: JMEvans@placer.ca.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?
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
Yes-Other SIDS review

Is there coordination with a federal Healthy Start program?
Yes, there is HS in my community but there is no coordination

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area:  Review deaths of all county residents who die in or out of county, review some deaths of out of county residents who die in Placer County depending on circumstances

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Sacramento County

Type of Program: Local

Jacalyn Washington-Ansley
MCAH Director
Sacramento County DHHS
9616 Micron Ave #670
Sacramento, CA 95827
Email: washingtonansleyj@saccounty.net

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?
Reviews residents of a county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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San Bernadino County

Type of Program: Local

David Pratt
FIMR Coordinator
San Bernardino County Dept. of Public Health
Phone: 909-383-3054
Email: David.Pratt@dph.sbcounty.gov


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San Diego County

Type of Program: Local

Christine Bride
San Diego Dept. of Health
3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 522
San Diego, CA 92110
Email: Christine.Bride@sdcounty.ca.gov


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San Francisco County

Type of Program: Local

Aline Armstrong
MCAH Coordinator
San Francisco County MCAH
30 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-575-5713
Fax: 415-575-5799
Email: aline.armstrong@sfdph.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?
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: Priority reviews are given to high risk communities in San Francisco and preterm birth rates.

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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San Joaquin County

Type of Program: Local

Michelle Scott
FIMR Coordinator
San Joaquin County Public Health Services
420 S. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95201
Phone: (209) 468-2169
Fax: (209) 468-2072
Email: mscott@sjcphs.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?
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?
Reviews residents of a county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Solano County

Type of Program: Local

Loretta Calloway
FIMR Coordinator
Solano County Health & Social Services Department
275 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: 707 784-8544
Fax: 707 784-6618
Email: LJCalloway@SolanoCounty.com

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
Yes-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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Sonoma County

Type of Program: Local

Karyna Mayora-Linzer
Sonoma County HD
625 Fifth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 707-565-4553

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Ventura County

Type of Program: Local

Claudia Benton
Supervising Public Health Nurse (MCAH, SIDS, FIMR Coordinator)
Ventura County Public Health
2220 East Gonzales Rd, Suite 102
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-981-5380
Fax: 805-654-7610
Email: claudia.benton@ventura.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
Yes-Other SIDS review

Is there coordination with a federal Healthy Start program?
Yes, there is HS in my community but there is no coordination

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?
11 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
2 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Yolo County

Type of Program: Local

Monica Koenig
Perinatal/ FIMR/SIDS Coordinator
Yolo County Health Department
137 N. Cottonwood
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-666-8522
Fax: 530-669-1549
Email: Monica.koenig@yolocounty.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?
No

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?
Yes, there is HS in my community but there is no coordination

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?
4 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
4 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No

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