FIMR Spotlight – Maryland

Type of Program: State

Maura Dwyer
Senior Administrator
MD Department of Health
201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-4585
Email: maura.dwyer@maryland.gov

Sheree Keitt
State FIMR Coordinator
MD Department of Health
Email: sheree.keitt@maryland.gov
Phone: 410-767-5592

Christina Shaklee, M.A.
FIMR Technical Assistance
Public Health Associate
Maryland Department of Health
Email: christina.shaklee@maryland.gov

Program Description

Administration

Description: The Maryland Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau is the lead agency for Maryland’s FIMR Program. There are 18 FIMR projects in the state which represent all 24 Maryland jurisdictions. There are 16 jurisdiction level programs (Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Washington) and two regional FIMR programs: the Lower Eastern Shore Regional FIMR (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County); and the Midshore FIMR Team: (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot).

Click on the following links for information regarding the local FIMR programs:
Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Calvert County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Charles County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Hartford County
Howard County
Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Somerset County
Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Wicomico County
Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Worcester County
Midshore FIMR Team – Caroline County
Midshore FIMR Team – Dorchester County
Midshore FIMR Team – Kent County
Midshore FIMR Team – Queen Anne’s County
Midshore FIMR Team – Talbot County
Montgomery County
Prince Georges County
St. Mary’s County
Washington County


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Allegany County

Type of Program: Local
Tina Mills
IPO Coordinator
Allegany County Health Dept
12501-12502 Willowbrook Road SE, PO Box 1745
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301-759-5077
Fax: 301-777-2063
Email: tina.mills@maryland.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?
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?
4 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
1 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Anne Arundel County

Type of Program: Local

Lisa Helms-Guba, RNC, MSN
Perinatal Nurse, FIMR Coordinator
Anne Arundel County Dept of Health
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, HD #14
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-222-7223
Email: hdhelm00@aacounty.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

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?
5 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
5 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes


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Baltimore City

Type of Program: Local

Sinmidele Badero
FIMR Coordinator
Baltimore City Health Department
1001 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-396-1562
Fax: 410-272-2722
Email: sinmidele.Badero@baltimorecity.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 city

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?
Yes


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Baltimore County

Type of Program: Local

Mary Beckenholdt, MS. RNC-OB, CCE
FIMR Program Coordinator
Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410-887-2340
Fax: 410-887-4628
Email: mbeckenholdt@baltimorecountymd.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
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
13 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Calvert County

Type of Program: Local

Betsy Bridgett, MSN/Ed., RN
Maternal Child Health Program Manager
Calvert County Health Department
P.O. Box 980
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-535-5400 ext. 351
Fax: 410-535-1955
Email: betsy.bridgett@maryland.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?
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
4 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Carroll County

Type of Program: Local

Cindy Marucci-Bosley
CRNP-OB/GYN, MSN, LCCE
Carroll County Health Department
290 S. Center Street
Westminster, ND 21157
Phone: 410-876-4925
Fax: 410-876-4959
Email: Cindy.Bosley@maryland.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
Yes-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?
5 #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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Cecil County

Type of Program: Local

Tina L. Bell, BSN, RN
Community Health Nurse II
Cecil County Health Department
401 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-996-5168
Fax: 410-996-5169
Email: tina.bell@maryland.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
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?
7 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
1 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Charles County

Type of Program: Local

Keena Carter
FIMR Coordinator
Charles County Department of Health
4545 Crain Hwy
White Plains, MD 20695
Email: Keena.Carter@maryland.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
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?
10 #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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Frederick County

Type of Program: Local

Jan Sparks, RN
Case Manager, MCH
Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: 301-600-1757
Fax: 301-600-3119
Email: jsparks@frederickcountymd.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
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?
1 #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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Garrett County

Type of Program: Local

Maria Friend
Garrett County Health Department
1025 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: 301-334-7720
Fax: 301-334-7722
Email: maria.friend@maryland.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
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?
1 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
1 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Hartford County

Type of Program: Local

Judy Churn
Harford County Health Department
2015 Pulaski Highway, Suite E
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone: (410) 942-7901
Fax: (443) 502-8976
Email: judy.churn@maryland.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?
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?
10 #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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Howard County

Type of Program: Local

Colleen Nester
Social Work Program Administrator, Bureau of Child Health
Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-0613
Fax: 410-313-0620
Email: cnester@howardcountymd.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
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?
20 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
17 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Somerset County

Type of Program: Local

Lee Ann Ennis
Community Health Nurse Program Manager
Somerset County Health Department
7920 Crisfield Highway
Westover, MD 21871
Phone: 443-523-1764
Fax: 410-651-2572
Email: leeann.ennis@maryland.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?
4 #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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Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Wicomico County

Type of Program: Local

April Webster
CHN Supervisor
Wicomico County Health Department
108 E. Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-543-6942 ext 12815
Fax: 410-543-6964
Email: April.webster@maryland.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?
4 #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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Lower Eastern Shore FIMR – Worcester County

Type of Program: Local

Debora Farlow
Nurse Manager
Worcester County Health Department
9730 Healthway Drive
Berlin, MD 21811
Phone: 410-629-0164 ext 132
Fax: 410-629-0185
Email: Debora.Farlow@maryland.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?
4 #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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Midshore FIMR Team – Caroline County

Type of Program: Local

Jennifer Knapp
FIMR Member
Caroline County Health Department
403 S. 7tth Street
Denton, MD 21620
Phone: 410-479-8000 ext 8125
Fax: 410-479-4871
Email: jennifer.knapp@maryland.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?
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?
11 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
6 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Midshore FIMR Team – Dorchester County

Type of Program: Local

Ruth Baker
Midshore FIMR Coordinator
Dorchester County Health Department
3 Cedar St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Email: Ruth.Baker@maryland.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
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?
3 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
1 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Midshore FIMR Team – Kent County

Type of Program: Local

Faye Manley RN, CHN
Kent County Health Department
125 South Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-2451
Fax: 410-778-7913
Email: Faye.Manley@maryland.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
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?
11 #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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Midshore FIMR Team – Queen Anne’s County

Type of Program: Local

Melissa Aftoora, R.N.
Clinical Supervisor
Queen Anne’s County Health Department
206 North Commerce Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: 443-262-4430
Fax: 443-262-9358
Email: melissa.aftoora@maryland.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?
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?
11 #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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Midshore FIMR Team – Talbot County

Type of Program: Local

Tracey Leeson
Program Supervisor
Talbot County Health Department
100 S. Hanson St
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-819-0499
Fax: 410-763-9634
Email: tracey.leeson@maryland.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?
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?
4 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
3 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Montgomery County

Type of Program: Local

Sheilah O’Connor
FIMR Board & CAT Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Child Fatality Review Team
Montgomery Co Dept of Health & Human Services
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 2400
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-777-3967
Email: Sheilah.o’connor@montgomerycountymd.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?
Reviews residents of a county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Prince Georges County

Type of Program: Local

Kristen Newman
Prince Georges County Health Department
3003 Hospital Dr., Room 3107
Cheverly, MD 20785
Phone: 301-583-3387
Email: knnewman@co.pg.md.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?
16 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
1 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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St. Mary’s County

Type of Program: Local

Donna Bowles
FIMR Coordinator
Phone: (301) 475-4427
Email: Donna.Bowles@maryland.gov

William (Mike) Shaw
FIMR Coordinator
Phone: (301) 475-6778
Email: william.shaw@maryland.gov


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Washington County

Type of Program: Local

Patricia L. Murphy
R.N.BSN
Washington County Health Department
1302 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Email: patti.murphy@maryland.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
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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
2 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No