[NFIMR] Special NFIMR Listserv - FIMR/HIV Request for Proposal (RFP) Now Available!

Kathleen Buckley KBuckley at acog.org
Thu Jul 9 10:28:08 EDT 2009

** High Priority **

Heads UP FIMR program and other interested parties:

FIMR/HIV PREVENTION METHODOLOGY:  Request for Applications: Deadline August 28, 2009

The goal of the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology is to improve perinatal HIV prevention systems by using the FIMR case review and community action process. 

This RFA seeks new communities interested in implementing the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology as part of a national practice community, requiring a commitment of 12 months (October 2009 - September 2010). To be eligible, communities must have the ability to identify and review 25-35 cases of mother-to-infant HIV exposure per year. Technical assistance (teleconferences, sites visits and in-person training) from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Program, CityMatCH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be made available to sites implementing the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology. Communities may apply for participation with funding or participation without funding. Selection of funded sites (anticipated award level of $22,500) will be determined based on demonstrated need and efficient use of all program funds and resources. To download the RFP, go to http://www.citymatch.org/ To read more about the history of this effort, see the new Summer 2009 NFIMR newsletter at www.NFIMR.org 
In 2005, the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a meeting with several national organizations: CityMatCH, the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Program, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration. CDC asked each of these groups to partner with them to adapt the FIMR methodology to identify and address missed opportunities for HIV prevention and local systems failures associated with perinatal HIV exposure and transmission. After a very successful pilot of this method, CDC is funding CityMatCH and ACOG/NFIMR to assist additional sites with support to conduct the FIMR/HIV project in 2009 - 2010. Existing FIMR sites, perinatal HIV prevention grantees and other interested parties are encouraged to apply.  CityMatCH and NFIMR will also provide extensive technical assistance to these newly selected FIMR/HIV projects and others opting to implement the FIMR/HIV process. 
 ( http://www.citymatch.org/ ) 
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program is a partnership between ACOG and federal MCHB.
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