FIMR Spotlight – West Virginia

State Program

Type of Program: State
Melissa Baker, M.A.
MCH Epidemiologist
WV Office of Maternal Child & Family Health
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-356-4438
Fax: 304-558-3510
Email: melissa.a.baker@wv.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
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 but there is no coordination

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Other catchment area statewide by year of death

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

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes