Our Purpose

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention is a resource and data center for state and local Child Death Review (CDR) programs and fetal and infant mortality review (FIMR) programs across the country.

It is funded in part by Cooperative Agreement Number UG7MC28482 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

It promotes, supports and enhances death review methodology and activities at the state, community and national levels. Three key focus areas are:

  • Technical Assistance, training and resources
  • Reporting systems, data analysis, data quality and dissemination
  • National partnerships to move data to action