National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Program is a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors, and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants, and families. NFIMR develops publications, provides information and technical assistance, and facilitates opportunities for discussion among FIMR projects working in communities around the country. Assistance from NFIMR is available to individuals and communities interested in starting new FIMR projects, as well as established programs looking to fine-tune specific aspects of the process.
Women and Alcohol
Over 25% of adults over age 15 drink alcohol at risk levels more than 4 times per year. At-risk alcohol use results in multiple health effects, including unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, altered fertility, menstrual disorders and breast cancer, and a greater risk of psycho-social problems such as loss of primary relationships, sexual assault and depression. This web site includes clinical tools for screening and brief intervention, educational materials for the clinician, patients and the general public, a wide array of resources including a treatment locator, and up to date news and journal articles. This web site is supported through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.