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Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Advisory Committees

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality


Well Woman Care Reproductive Choice and Preconception Health on the National Agenda (PDF- 289 KB) – Jeanne Conry, M.D., Ph.D.

Preconception Health Promotion. From the Concept Practice (PDF - 275 KB) – Merry-K. Moos, B.S.N., M.P.H., FAAN

The Role of Prenatal Care as a Women’s Health Strategy to Reduce Infant Mortality (PDF - 2 MB) – Arden Handler, Dr.P.H.

National Maternal Health Initiative. A Comprehensive Collaborative Strategy (PDF - 244 KB) – Keisher Highsmith, Dr.P.H.

Improving the Health of Women following Pregnancy:  Interconception Care (PDF - 783 KB) – Milton Kotelchuck, Ph.D.

Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network Interconception Care (PDF - 522 KB) – Rebekah Gee, M.D.

Engaging And Empowering Women.  Patient Centered Care (PDF - 2 MB) – Sara Shields, M.D., M.S.

Listening to Mothers III.  National Survey Results by Primary Payer and Race/Ethnicity (PDF - 2 MB) – Maureen Corry, M.P.H.

Women’s Health in the United States.  The Promise of the Affordable Care Act (PDF - 926 KB) – Nancy C. Lee, M.D.

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborn (PDF - 1 MB)– Erin Smith, J.D.

Healthy Start Update (PDF - 737 KB) – Hani Atrash, M.D., M.P.H.

Update from Agency for Health Care Quality and Research (PDF - 9 MB) – James B. Battles, Ph.D., and LTC Shad Deering, M.D., FACOG

Center for Best Practices:  National Governor’s Association (PDF – 235 KB) Brian Osberg, M.P.H.

State Action to Improve Birth Outcomes. ASTHO (PDF - 1 KB) – Ellen Pliska, MHS, CPH

CityMatCH Infant Mortality Initiative (PDF - 766 KB) – Chad J. Abresh, M.Ed.,

CoIIN. Using the Science of Quality Improvement and Collaborative Learning to Reduce Infant Mortality (PDF - 787 KB) – David S. de la Cruz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

IT’S ONLY NATURAL (PDF - 2 MB) – Miriam Harriet Labbok, M.D., M.P.H., Suzanne Haynes, Ph.D, presented

Recent trends in infant mortality and infant mortality risk (PDF - 413 KB) – TJ Matthews, M.S.

CoIIN Elective Delivery Team.  Plan to Measure Success (PDF - 1 MB) – William M. Sappenfield, M.D., M.P.H.

Infant Mortality Prevention: Updates from CDC (PDF - 3 MB) – Wanda Barfield, M.D., M.P.H.



The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on HHS programs that are directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants.

The Committee also provides advice on how best to coordinate Federal, State, local and private efforts that address the health and social problems that have an impact on infant mortality.

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2013-2015 Charter (PDF - 4 pages)

Current Members (PDF - 4 pages)

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