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Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
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March 30-31, 2004

Committee members were divided into groups and asked to review the current research of the HHS Interagency Coordinating Council on Low Birth Weight (LBWCC) in order to identify research gaps and make recommendations for future research.

Presentation topics included: recent trends in infant mortality, maternal obesity, and a panel discussion on fetal and infant injuries.

Agenda (PDF - 4 pages)

Summary of Meeting Minutes (PDF - 41 pages)

Members List (PDF - 3 pages)


Explaining Recent Trends in Infant Mortality (PPT - 2 MB) - Charles J. Rothwell, M.S., MBA; Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D; Donna L. Hoyert, Ph.D; and Kenneth D. Kochanek, M.A.

Healthy Start (PPT - 759 KB) - Beverly Wright, C.N.M., M.S.N., M.P.H.

Healthy Start National Evaluation (PPT - 201 KB)

Injuries During Pregnancy: Understanding and Tracking the Hidden Epidemic (PPT - 2 MB) - Hank Weiss, M.P.H, Ph.D

Maternal Obesity and Its Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes (PPT - 14 MB) - Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Preventing Injuries and Violence: Infants and Young Children (PPT - 2 MB) - Stephanie Bryn, M.P.H

US Infant Injury Mortality (PPT - 2 MB) - Mary D. Overpeck, DrPH

Additional Materials

Background of LBWCC and Interrelationship with SACIM (PDF - 9 pages)

PRAMS Report: Early Hospital Discharge and First Week Follow-Up Visits for Newborns (PDF - 27 pages)

Supplemental Tables for PRAMS Report (PDF - 21 pages)


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