This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the National Fetal, Infant, and Child Death Review Center (FICDR) program, which aims to increase the capacity of community and state Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams to collect high-quality uniform data, translate data into action at the community, state, and national levels, and expand fetal, infant, and child death reviews to additional states, territories and tribes. This program will support coordinated leadership and technical assistance to state and community fetal, infant, and child fatality review teams on the fatality review processes to ensure a standardized and coordinated approach for quality data collection, team reviews, and dissemination of findings to inform practice and prevention strategies. Findings from these reviews will help HRSA, States, and communities better understand the circumstances preceding fetal, infant, child, and adolescent deaths in our nation and can lead to improved systems of care and service delivery as well as targeted policies or legislation that impact the maternal and child health (MCH) population.
The goals of the FICDR Program are to support a National Center to:
• Provide coordinated leadership, and cohesive guidance, training, and technical assistance to state, community, and tribal CDR and FIMR teams, including those that are Healthy Start grant recipients.
• Support a CDR and FIMR national Case Reporting System including standardized data collection and quality improvement efforts.
• Disseminate data and key findings from CDR and FIMR teams to inform prevention efforts, including innovative, user-friendly data visualization tools and data summaries.
• Facilitate the translation of CDR and FIMR data and recommendations into practice, system, and policy change at the community, state, and national levels.
Any domestic 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. See Title 42 CFR § 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply for funding.
Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH