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Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
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November 29-30, 2005

This meeting included a presentation on health disparities in infant mortality and a panel presentation on lifespan issues for perinatal health and preconceptional care.

Subcommittee chairs gave a synopsis of their interim activities.

Subcommittees presented reports defining research priorities on their respective topics (health disparities, funding and financing, or clinical and public health practice).

There were no public comments.  

Agenda (PDF - 3 pages)

Summary of Meeting Minutes (PDF - 34 pages)

Members List (PDF - 4 pages)


Preconception Care: Missed Opportunities to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes (PPT -  2 MB) - Hani K. Atrash, MD, MPH

Pre-Pregnancy Health Status and the Risk of Preterm Delivery (PPT - 175 KB) - Jennifer Haas, MD; Elena Fuentes-Afflick; Anita Stewart; Rebecca Jackson; Mitzi Dean; Phyllis Brawarsky; and Gabriel Escobar

Using a Lifecourse and Multiple Determinants Approach to Address Healthy Weight in Women (PPT - 3 MB) - Dawn Misra and Holly Grason

A Snapshot of Preconceptional Health (PPT - 246 KB) - Merry-K. Moos, RN, FNP, MPH

Social and Environmental Factors and Disparities in Perinatal Outcomes (PPT - 2 MB) - Vijaya K. Hogan, MPH, DrPH


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