FIMR Spotlight – Indiana

Type of Program: State

Kelly Cunningham, MPH
State Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program Coordinator
Division of Fatality Review & Prevention
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-652-4643
Fax: 317-233-1342
Email: KCunningham2@isdh.IN.gov

Program Description

State Administration

The state FIMR program is administered at the Department of Health and supports local FIMR teams in the following counties:

Allen County
Bartholomew County
Daviess County
Delaware County
Elkhart County
Marion County
St. Joseph County
Vanderburgh County

Bartholomew County

Type of Program: Local
Patty Pigman
Bartholomew County FIMR Coordinator
Email: Pigman@CRH.org

Allen County

Type of Program: Local
Erin Norton
Allen County FIMR Coordinator
Email: Erin.norton@parkview.com


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Daviess County

Type of Program: Local

Kathy Sullender
Public Health Nurse
Daviess County Health Department
303 East Hefron Street
Washington, IN 47501
Phone: 812-254-8666
Fax: 812-254-8643
Email: kathy.sullender@daviess.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
3 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Delaware County

Type of Program: Local

Genice Smithson
FIMR COORDINATOR
East Central Indiana FIMR/DCHD
125 N Mulberry Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 764-747-7721
Email: gsmithson@co.delaware.in.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?
Reviews residents of a county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Elkhart County

Type of Program: Local

Marti Liechty-Conrad
Social Services Supervisor
Elkhart County Health Dept. / Healthy Beginnings
1400 Hudson St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: 574-522-0104
Fax: 574-522-1902
Email: mconrad@elkhartcounty.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?
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?
18 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
5 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Marion County

Type of Program: Local
Teri Conard
FIMR Coordinator
Marion County Public Health Department
3838 N. Rural Street, Room 613
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-221-3103
Fax: 317-221-3103
Email: TConard@MarionHealth.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
78 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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St. Joseph County

Type of Program: Local
Sally Dixon, RN
FIMR Coordinator
St. Joseph County Health Department
227 W Jefferson Blvd, 8th Floor, County-City Bldg
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 574-245-6756
Email: sdixon@sjcindiana.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 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?
18 #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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Vanderburgh County

Type of Program: Local

Lynn Herr
Fetal, Infant and Child Fatality Coordinator
Vanderburgh County Health Department
420 Mulberry St.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-435-5761
Fax: 812-435-5725
Email: lherr@vanderburghcounty.in.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?
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?
15 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
15 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes