FIMR Spotlight – Delaware

The state contact is:

Joan Kelley, RN
FIMR/MMR Program Coordinator
Child Death Review Commission (CDRC)
900 King Street, Suite 220
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 255-1766
Fax: (302) 577-1129
Email: Joan.kelley@state.de.us

State Program Description

Administration
The state of Delaware has two FIMR teams: the Kent/Sussex Counties (K/S) team and the New Castle County (NCC) team.

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
Yes-Maternal Mortality Review
No-Domestic Violence Fatality Review
No-Specialized review system for CPS
Yes-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 randomized process based on month/date of death utilizing odd/even system. Cases with high risk zip zones and maternal interviews utilize the LCP model in reviewing the cases.

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes