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Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)


April 2019 Webinar Meeting

Federal Register Meeting Notice

Agenda (PDF - 188 KB)

Meeting Minutes (PDF - 307 KB)

Current Members List (PDF - 141 KB)


Update from HRSA and MCHB, (PDF - 4 MB) Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP

Objectives for the April 2019 Meeting (PDF - 1.8 MB), Ed Ehlinger, MD, MSPH 

Report on the Work of the Previous SACIM (PDF - 2.2 MB), Kay Johnson, MEd, MPH

Report from the History Working Group (PDF - 60 KB), Magda Peck, ScM, ScD, MCH

WHO Social Determinants of Health Framework (PDF - 2.8 MB), Marilyn Metzler, RN, MPH and Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD, MPH

The Inter-Connection of Maternal Health/Mortality with Infant Health/Mortality (PDF - 1.7 MB), Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP

Report from the Membership Working Group (PDF - 95 KB), Belinda Pettiford, MPH


The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) was formed in 1991 to advise the Secretary on Department of Health and Human Services’ programs that are directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants.

The Committee represents a public and private partnership at the highest level to provide guidance and to focus attention on the policies and resources required to address the reduction of infant mortality. The Committee provides advice on how best to coordinate the variety of federal, state, local and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems impacting on infant mortality.

SACIM advises the Secretary and the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration on Department programs, including implementation of the Healthy Start Initiative and relevant objectives from Healthy People 2020: Keeping the Nation Healthy.

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2019