FIMR Spotlight – Texas


Texas has three local teams in the following areas:
San Antonio-Brexar County
Dallas County
Tarrant County

San Antonio-Brexar County

Type of Program: Local

Jorge Rodriguez
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District/San Antonio Healthy Start Program
210 N Rio Grande Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
Phone: 210-207-4665
Fax: 210-207-4731
Email: Jorge.Rodriguez2@sanantonio.gov

Program Description

Administration
The typical FIMR operates as a two tiered system, withu 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?
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 county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes

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Dallas County

Type of Program: Local

Alexea Collins
Assistant Program Coordinator
Dallas County FIMR
4917 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214.590.2584
Fax: 214.590.1672
Email: Alexea.Collins@phhs.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?
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 county

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Tarrant County

Type of Program: Local
Patti Shearin
FIMR/CFRT Coordinator
Tarrant County Public Health Department
1101 S. Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Phone: 817-321-4716
Fax: 817-850-2367
Email: pashearin@tarrantcounty.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
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?
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 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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