Baltimore City FIMR/HIV Prevention Project

The Center for a Healthy Maryland has been selected as a project site for the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology, a collaborative project of the CDC, CityMatCH, ACOG and NFIMR. This project looks at cases of prenatal HIV exposure using the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review methodology of case review and community action. During the first year of the project, October 2009 to September 2010, the Center partnered with Sinai Hospital’s Women, Children, and Youth HIV Program. During the second year, October 2010 to September 2011, the goal is to identify cases at additional birthing hospitals that more broadly represent women in Baltimore City who give birth to infants with prenatal HIV exposure. Similar to FIMR, FIMR/HIV case review will look at systems issues and identify opportunities for improvement within health and human service systems within the city of Baltimore.  Project findings and recommendations will be shared with the Baltimore City FIMR Community Action Team and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For more information on the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology, please visit the FIMR/HIV National Resource Center.