Racine County Fetal, Infant, & Child Death Review Team
The City of Racine Public Health Department participates in the Fetal, Infant, & Child Death Review (FICDR) Team for Racine County.
The FICDR team consists of individuals from public health, fire and law enforcement, hospitals, the District Attorney, the State Department of Health Services, the County Medical Examiner, Child Protective Services, the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, social workers, and physicians.
The team meets quarterly to review fetal losses and the deaths of those who pass away before reaching age 21. Meetings are held with the intent of developing prevention efforts for local communities, as well as monitoring the implementation of those efforts.
2011-2016 Racine County Fetal, Infant, & Child Death Review Report
first report from the Racine County Fetal, Infant, & Child Death Review team. Excerpt from the Executive Summary:
"When the CDR and FIMR teams were joined together, the goal was to work towards a true CDR/FIMR hybrid team, the first of its kind in Wisconsin. This goal was important to ensure the long-term sustainability of the CDR and FIMR teams. As such, this report presents data from 2011 through 2016 and marks the beginning of a hybrid Fetal, Infant & Child Death Review team (FICDR) in Racine County."
Child Death Review Team Efforts
The Child Death Review Team was instrumental in improvements made at North Beach following the drownings of three children. Watch the video below to learn what has been accomplished:
The Fetal Infant Mortality Review team is led by:
Dottie-Kay Bowersox, MSA
Public Health Administrator - City of Racine Public Health Department
The Child Death Review team is led by:
Margaret Gesner, MS, BSN, RN
Health Officer - Central Racine County Health Department