FETAL AND INFANT MORTALITY REVIEW STUDY FOR CHICAGO (FIMR)
The FIMR study is focused on making meaningful change in the communities of Chicago guided by the voices/stories of families who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss.
WHAT IS FETAL AND INFANT MORTALITY REVIEW?
The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) research study is a joint effort of local, state, and national groups to improve the health and well-being of mothers and infants and to lower the number of infant deaths. This is done by following up with families who have had a loss to learn from their experiences on what can be done to prevent future losses. FIMR wants to learn how resources at multiple levels (social, economic, public health, educational, environmental, and safety issues) relate to the tragedy of fetal and infant loss.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN FIMR?
FIMR's strength comes from hearing the stories of families and using their experiences to create ways to help prevent future losses. Everyone experiences loss differently and the FIMR project is ready to help connect families to resources they may need. The topic of loss is very hard to talk about and the FIMR staff is here, ready to hear your story when you are ready to talk. FIMR interviewers have received training on loss and are able to take the conversation at your pace with respect. Your voice is important to understanding what can be done to better support families in the City of Chicago.