Los Angeles County FIMR Project is one of the 12 California county programs
implemented in 1994 to address the problem of fetal and infant death in areas with
high rates of perinatal mortality.
High infants and fetal mortality rate
To enhance the health of Los Angeles County infants and their mothers
To examine local factors contributing to fetal, neonatal, and post-neonatal deaths
To develop and implement interventions responding to identified needs.
Review death certificates: African Americans, Black immigrants: 15 targeted zip codes
Review medical, hospital records
Conduct home visit
Provide grief support and interventions
Develop written case summaries
Present case summaries to Technical Review Panel (TRP) of multi-disciplinary health
professionals for review and identification of preventable factors
Assemble recommendations of TRP
Present TRP recommendations to Community Advisory Group (CAG)
Develop implementation strategies
Review death certificates of African American and Black immigrant fetal, neonatal, and
post-neonatal deaths from 15 targeted zip codes
For more information please contact Luz B. Arboleda-Babcock
RN, BSN, PHN at (213) 639-6413.
LA HOPE Project
Maternal Mortality in Los Angeles County 1994-1996. - All 63 cases of identified
maternal deaths of Los Angeles County residents for the years 1994-96 were reviewed.
The purpose of the review was to identify the causes and contributing factors related
to maternal deaths and to find ways to reduce the number of preventable