FIMR Spotlight – Wisconsin

State Administration

Type of Program: State
Nafla Poff
MCH Health Equity Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 233
Madison, WI 54703
Phone: 608-266-0220
Email: nafla.poff@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Technical Assistance:
Joanna O’Donnell
Project Coordinator
Children’s Health Alliance of WI
6737 W. Washington St. Suite 1111
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 337-4560
Fax: (414) 266-4876
Email: jodonnell@chw.org

Program Description

FIMR programs in Wisconsin are administered through the Department of Health and Family Services, which supports local FIMR programs in the following locations:

Kenosha County
Madison and Dane County
Marinette County
Milwaukee County
Racine County
Rock County
Walworth County
Wood, Clark and Portage Counties

Kenosha County

Type of Program: Local
Betsi Smith
Kenosha County FIMR
Email: Elizabeth.Smith@kenoshacounty.org


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Madison and Dane Counties

Type of Program: Local

Katarina Grande
Public Health Supervisor
Public Health Madison and Dane County
2300 S. Park St. Suite 2010
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-243-0404
Fax: 608-266-4858
Email: kgrande@publichealthmdc.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?
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?
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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
10 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Marinette County CDR/FIMR

Type of Program: Local
Molly Bonjean, BSN, RN
Health Officer
Marinette County Public Health
2500 Hall Avenue, Ste. C
Marinette, WI 54143
Phone: 715-732-7670
Fax: 715-732-7646
Email: mbonjean@marinettecounty.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?
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?
3 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Milwaukee County

Type of Program: Local
Karen Michalski
FIMR / Vital Statistics Manager
City of Milwaukee Health Dept
840 N Broadway, Rm 115
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-286-5012
Fax: 414-286-2036
Email: kmicha@milwaukee.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?
70 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
105 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes


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Central Racine County Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review (RCFICDR)

Type of Program: Local
Margaret Gesner
Health Officer
Central Racine County Health Department
10005 Northwestern Ave, Suite A
Franksville, WI 53126
Phone: 262-898-4463
Fax: 262-898-4490
Email: mgesner@crchd.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?
No

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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
17 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No


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Rock County

Type of Program: Local
Hillary Harrie
Public Health RN
Rock County Public Health
Phone: 608-757-5440
Email: Hillary.Harrie@co.rock.wi.us

Alanna Gumise
Rock County Public Health
Public Health Nurse
Phone: 608-364-2010
Email: alanna.gumise@co.rock.wi.us


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Walworth County

Type of Program: Local
Kate Harrod
Walworth Co. DHHS
W 4063 HWY NN
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Email: kate.harrod@aurora.org


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Wood, Clark and Portage Counties

Type of Program: Local
Danielle Hiller
Public Health Nurese
Wood County Public Health
111 W Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: 715-421-8929
Fax: 715-421-8962
Email: dhiller@co.wood.wi.us

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?
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?
10 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
2 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
Yes

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
No

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