The West Central Indiana Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program consists of a multidisciplinary team of maternal and child health workers and community partners that evaluate stillbirths (20 weeks gestation or greater) and infant deaths (up to one year) in our community. This includes reaching out to the family if they would like to share their story.
These reviews are done to identify gaps in service and possible prevention measures to avoid future deaths. The findings are passed to a second group called the FIMR Community Action Team. They develop and implement specific action plans to better the overall health of women, infants, and families.
Since the program started in 2020, the team has come up with a list of resources, educational materials, and outreach events to help families achieve optimal pregnancy and infant health outcomes. If you are a new or expecting family, we highly recommend you explore the additional tabs on this page. Each one addresses a topic we felt was important to share based on our reviews.
Our program is based in Tippecanoe County but is slowly expanding to surrounding areas. If you are a new/expecting family living outside of Tippecanoe County, check out our "Other County Resources & Events" tab for information specific to your county.
To our healthcare and other community partners, we also encourage you to explore each topic to see how you can support our efforts. Look for the Community Partners section at the end of each page to learn more. If you would like to join our team, contact the FIMR project coordinator. The more involved, the greater impact we will have in saving the littlest members of our community.