FIMR Spotlight – Florida

Type of Program: State

Dianne Powell
FL Dept. of Health, Bureau of Family Health Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-13
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Email: Dianne.Powell@flhealth.gov

Many of the Florida FIMR teams are supported by the Florida Department of Health. Others are independent of state oversight.

Florida Department of Health Counties:
Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns Counties
Bay, Franklin, Gulf Counties
Broward County
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington Counties
Escambia County
Flagler and Volusia Counties
Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties
Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor Counties
Miami-Dade County
Palm Beach County
Pinellas County
Sarasota County
St. Johns County

Other FIMR Programs in Florida:
Hillsborough County
Osceola County
Seminole County
Saint Lucie County

Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns Counties

Type of Program: Local

Tracy Claveau
Director, Family Relations
Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition
644 Cesery Blvd, Suite 210
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: 904-723-5422 ext. 106
Fax: 904-723-5433
Email: tclaveau@nefhsc.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 and there is coordination

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?
7 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
21 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Bay, Franklin, Gulf Counties

Type of Program: Local

Kelly Byrns-Davis
Program Coordinator
Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
907 Cherry Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-872-4130
Fax: 850-747-5435
Email: Kellyhs@comcast.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?
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?
Regional or multiple county reviews

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Broward County

Type of Program: Local

Sandra Despagne
Program Manager
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward
5546 West Oakland Park Blvd Suite 201
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: 954-765-0550 Ext 344
Fax: 954-765-0587
Email: sdespagne@hmhbbroward.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?
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?
12 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
15 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Chipola Healthy Start – Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington Counties

Type of Program: Local

Theresa Harrison
Chipola Healthy Start
PO Box 1006
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: 850-482-1236 ext. 301
Email: tharrison@chipolahealthystart.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?
Regional or multiple county reviews

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Escambia County

Type of Program: Local

Claire Kirchharr, MPH, CPH
Research Analyst
Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
1201 N. Tarragona Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: 850-696-2291
Fax: 850-696-2551
Email: research@healthystart.info

Theresa Chmiel
Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
1201 N. Tarragona Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: 850-696-2291
Fax: 850-696-2551
Email: tchmiel@healthystart.info

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?
28 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
30 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Flagler and Volusia Counties

Type of Program: Local

Rosha Loach, MPH
Program Director/FIMR Coordinator
The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties, Inc (HSCFV)
109 Executive Circle
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-252-4277
Fax: 386-252-4270
Email: rosha.loach@healthystartfv.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

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area: Flagler/Volusia

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties

Type of Program: Local

Tonya Akwetey
Fetal Infant Mortality Review Coordinator
HS Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Ctys, Inc.
650 E. Davidson Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-297-3043
Fax: (863) 519-8111
Email: takwetey@healthystarthhp.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 and there is coordination

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?
28 #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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Hillsborough County

Type of Program: Local

Leisa Stanley
Associate Executive Director
Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County, Inc
2806 N Armenia Avenue, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-868-7378
Fax: 813-233-2809
Email: lstanley@hstart.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 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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
26 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor Counties

Type of Program: Local

Rachel Tribble
FIMR Program Coordinator
Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition
1311 N. Paul Russell Road, Suite A101
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-488-0200 x102
Fax: 850-922-3622
Email: rachel@capitalareahealthystart.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

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?
16 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
14 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Miami-Dade County

Type of Program: Local

Louise Reiter and Amy Olen
Consultants
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
7205 NW 19th Street, Suite 500
Miami, Fl 33126
Phone: 305-541-0210
Fax: 305.541.0213
Email: FIMR@hscmd.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 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?
13 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
16 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Osceola County

Type of Program: Local

Cristina Adames, CCHW
Senior Health Educator, FIMR Program Coordinator
Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
1875 Fortune Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: (407) 343-2195
Email: Cristina.Adames@flhealth.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?
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?
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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
15 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Palm Beach County

Type of Program: Local

Danielle Lewald
Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Email: dlewald@flhealthinnovation.org

Danielle Lewald
Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Project Consultant
Phone: 561-838-4444
Cell: 908-894-2027
Email: dlewald@flhealthinnovation.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
Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Pinellas County

Type of Program: Local

Michelle Schaefer
FIMR Coordinator
Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas Inc.
4000 Gateway Centre Suite 200
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Phone: 727-507-6330 X238
Fax: 727-507-6331
Email: mtschaefer@healthystartpinellas.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 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?
16 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
18 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Sarasota County

Type of Program: Local

Terri Roberts
FIMR Coordinator
Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County
1750 17th Street, Building A
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: 941-373-7070
Fax: 941-373-7073
Email: river4@digitalbungee.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?
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 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?
25 #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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Seminole County

Type of Program: Local

Thelisha Thomas
Health Start Coalition of Seminole, Inc.
Email: Thelisha@healthystartseminole.org

Saint Lucie County

Type of Program: Local

Sonia Gabriel
FIMR Coordinator
Florida Department of Health in Saint Lucie County
5150 NW Milner Drive
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
Fax: 772-873-4910
Email: Sonya.Gabriel@flhealth.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?
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?
26 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Saint Johns County

Type of Program: Local

Cara Seifart
Email: Cara.Seifart@flhealth.gov

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