FIMR Spotlight – Tennessee

Type of Program: State

Nikki West
Infant Mortality Reduction Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-6939
Fax:
Email: nikki.west@tn.gov

Program Description

State Administration

The Tennessee FIMR program is administered out of the Department of Health and supports the following local programs:

Chattanooga-Hamilton Counties
East Tennessee
Knox County FIMR
Nashville Family and Infant Team
Shelby County

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
Yes-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
No-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?
No


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Chattanooga-Hamilton Counties

Type of Program: Local

Lisa Vincent
FIMR Program Manager
Chattanooga Hamilton County Health Department
921 E. 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-209-8055
Fax: 423-209-8241
Email: lvincent@hamiltontn.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?
9 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
11 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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East Tennessee

Type of Program: Local

Autumn Mays
RN3, Coordinator FIMR in East Region, Coordinator Tn. Breast and Cervical Screening Program
East Tennessee Regional Health Department
2101 Medical Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-549-5371
Fax: 865-594-4898
Email: autumn.mays@tn.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?
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?
37 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Knox County

Type of Program: Local

Katherine Larsen
Program Manager
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37909
Phone: 865-215-5330
Fax: 865-215-5148
Email: Katherine.Larsen@knoxcounty.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?
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
30 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Nashville Family and Infant Team

Type of Program: Local

Trevor Crowder, M.A.
Metropolitan Nashville Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Director
Metro Nashville Public Health Department
2500 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-340-0552
Fax: 615-340-0552
Email: trevor.crowder@nashville.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?
30 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
30 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Shelby County

Type of Program: Local
Greg Dixon
FIMR, Team Leader
Shelby County Health Department
814 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-222-9132
Fax: 901-222-7995
Email: greg.dixon@shelbycountytn.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 average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
36 #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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