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Objectives: The implementation of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) process was examined as part of the evaluation of the national Healthy Start program, a federal program designed to reduce infant mortality in several communities. The implementation of the FIMR process over the...
Objective: To determine the association of maternal and prenatal WIC program participation characteristics with low prenatal weight gain among adult women delivering liveborn, singleton infants at term. Methods: WIC program data for 19,017 Black and White Alabama women delivering in 1994 were...
Objective: To assess the validity of the Harvard Service Food Frequency Questionnaire (HFFQ) in the diet assessment of Native American and Caucasian children 1 to 5 years of age participating in the North Dakota WIC program. Methods: The 84-item HFFQ was administered twice to the parent or...
Objectives: To use linked health and social service databases to determine differences in the use of social services by pregnant women in different managed care systems. Methods: Comparison of service use by women enrolled in a fee-for-service primary care case management program (Maryland...
Objectives: We examine the scope and nature of the recommendations that emerged from the Healthy Start Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) projects and explore their use to promote systems change. Methods: The FIMR process of 16 of the 22 federal Healthy Start projects was reviewed. We...
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) has been a dynamic process from its inceptionin the 1980s. Essentially, it is a local, community-driven process that has grown and been refined as more communities adopt the methodology. The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Program, a...
Objectives: Substance use during pregnancy causes significant morbidity and mortality.Screening for substance use provides opportunity for intervention and treatment, but is often overlooked in prenatal care with today's fiscal climate and preconceived ideas about who uses substances. The...
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