FIMR Spotlight – Mississippi

State Administration

Type of Program: State

Charlene Collier
FIMR Coordinator
Mississippi State Department of Health
1141 Bayview Avenue
Jackson, MS 39216
Email: charlene.collier@msdh.state.ms.us

Program Description

The state program is administered at the Mississippi Department of Health, which supports three FIMR programs:
District 8
District 9
Delta Region

District 8

Type of Program: Local

Kim Houston
FIMR Coordinator
MS SDOH
Hattiesburg, MS
Phone:
Fax:
Email: kpitzmc@yahoo.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?
Regional or multiple county reviews

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?

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District 9

Type of Program: Local

Cheryl Coleman Doyle, RN, MSHSA
FIMR Coordinator
Mississippi State Department of Health
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228-364-2457
Fax: 228-222-5554
Email: cherylcolemandoyle@gmail.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?
25 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
25 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Delta Region

Type of Program: Local

Arletha Howard
Project Director-Tougaloo College/Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative
Agency: Delta Regional FIMR
Tougaloo Delta Health
320 East Main/ P.O. Box 349
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: 662-326-3673
Email: ahoward@tougaloo.edu

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 certain zip codes

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes

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