FIMR Spotlight – Kansas

The state of Kansas has four FIMR programs, each administered on a local level.

Geary County
Sedgwick County
Shawnee County
Wyandotte County

Geary County

Type of Program: Local

Dani Holliday
Geary County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Coordinator / Maternal Interviewer / Program Abstractor
Geary County Health Department
1212 W Ash, PO Box 282
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: 785-762-5788
Fax: 785-762-1311
Email: dani.holliday@gearycounty.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 certain zip codes

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
6 #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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Sedgwick County

Type of Program: Local
Jennifer Miller, DrPH, MA
FIMR Coordinator
Sedgwick County Division of Health
1900 East 9th Street
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-660-7198
Fax: 313-660-5273
Email: jennifer.miller2@sedgwick.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
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 certain zip codes

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
9 #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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Shawnee County

Type of Program: Local
Teresa Fisher
FIMR Coordinator
Shawnee County FIMR
2600 SW East Circle Dr.
Topeka, KS 66606
Email: teresa.fisher@snco.us

Program Description


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Wyandotte County

Type of Program: Local
Jennifer Allen-Caudle
Project Hope Wyandotte County Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board
Unified Gov. of Wyandotte/KCK Public Health Dept.
619 Ann Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-573-6759
Fax: 913573-6729
Email: jallen@wycokck.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 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
6 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes

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