FAIMI developed culturally competent education and advocacy; promoting early, continuous, and appropriate prenatal care for African American women to reduce the significant disparity in infant mortality associated with low birth weight, and pre-term birth or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). FAIMI’s main intervention was the African American Family Resource Information Center and Network (AFRICAN), a service to link African American women to available resources in the community. AFRICAN provided outreach through client follow up, provider education, and social marketing directed at the community of concern.
The Friendly Access Infant Mortality Initiative (FAIMI) was funded by a Health Resources and Administration (HRSA) grant to the Michigan Department of Community Health. The Greater Flint Health Coalition is the lead organization for FAIMI in Genesee County. The Friendly Access Infant Mortality Initiative was a core project of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan.