National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center Program

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Subject: Child Welfare, Health, Healthcare
Deadline: Mar. 20, 2015

The ultimate goal of fetal, infant and child death reviews is to prevent deaths of children through the use of information gained from systematic reviews that identify factors at the individual, environmental, clinical or systems levels that can be mitigated. Ideally by having this comprehensive review, factors associated with preventable deaths can be addressed. Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal and Infant Mortality review (FIMR) programs provide valuable information regarding fetal, infant and child deaths and provide insight into gaps in services, systems and modifiable risk factors not obtained from administrative surveillance systems.  Information from these reviews can be used at the local, state and Federal levels to focus planning and policy development, quality improvement and health systems development, and to enhance efforts to develop and maintain risk reduction and prevention programs.  

This initiative will provide funds for a National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center (FICDRC) to improve and strengthen state and local capacity to perform complete and accurate fetal and child death reviews including an estimated 1,200 CDR and 159 FIMR programs.  Specifically, the Center will support the use of standardized data collection protocols and data elements to design prevention-oriented recommendations, and translate those recommendations into local, state and national program and policy development and quality improvement efforts. Through the delivery of data, training and technical support, the Center will assist State and community programs in understanding how CDR and FIMR can be used to address issues related to adverse maternal, infant, child, and adolescent outcomes; monitor progress toward improving maternal and child health systems; improve the quality and effectiveness of the CDR and FIMR processes; increase the availability and use of data to measure performance and inform prevention efforts; and disseminate the results nationally.

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Eligibility: Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), is eligible to apply for this Federal funding.  If otherwise eligible, faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply for these funds.
Amount: Unspecified.
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