FIMR Spotlight – New Jersey

State Administration

Type of Program: State

Lisa D’Amico, RNC, MSN, APN-C
State FIMR Coordinator, Public Health Consultant 2 Nursing
Reproductive and Perinatal Health Services Program
Maternal and Child Health
NJDOH Division of Family Health Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone: 609-940-1708
Fax: 609-292-2267
Email: lisa.damico@doh.nj.gov

The state FIMR program is administered at the New Jersey Department of Health, which supports the following local teams:

Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland County
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

State 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?

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
No-Child Death Review/Child Fatality Review
Yes-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

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes

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Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland County

Type of Program: Local

Judith Stark
Assistant Director Regional Programs, Acts as FIMR Coordinator
Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative
605 West California Avenue Unit One
Absecon, NJ 08201
Phone: 609-688-6522
Fax: 609-345-6423
Email: jstark@snjpc.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?
30 #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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Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Type of Program: Local

Sheryl Dwyer
Program Manager
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
788 Shrewsbury Avenue Bldg. 2, Suite 203
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Email: sdwyer@cjfhc.org


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The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Type of Program: Local

Amber Harris Rabines, MSN, CNM, RN
Program Manager
Partnership for Maternal Child Health of Northern NJ
50 Park Place, Suite 700
Newark, NJ 07201
Phone: 973-372-4353 Ext 13
Fax: 973-242-0285
Email: arabines@partnershipmch.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
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?
Regional or multiple county reviews

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
64 #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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