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Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
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November 29-30, 2006

This meeting included presentations on preconceptional health, breastfeeding, perinatal depression, and oral health of infants and children.

Subcommittees presented an update on their interim activities and received committee feedback. There were no public comments.

Agenda (PDF - 4 pages)

Summary of Meeting Minutes (PDF - 52 pages)

Members List (PDF - 4 pages)

Subcommittee Reports

Clinical and Public Health Practice Report: Improving Birth Outcomes (PDF - 14 pages)

Funding and Finance Report: Effects of the Deficit Reduction Act on Maternal and Child Health Services
(PDF - 6 pages)

Report on Eliminating Health Disparities in Infant Mortality (PDF - 16 pages)


Geographic Variation in Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S. (PPT - 791 KB) - Michael Kogan, Ph.D. and Gopal Singh, Ph.D.

Healthy Start: What's Happening (PPT - 5 MB) - Maribeth Badura, M.S.N.

Infant Oral Health and Early Childhood Caries: Issues & Promising Approaches from the Field (PPT - 8 MB) - Jim Crall, DDS, ScD

Medicaid Quality Strategy (PPT - 692 KB) - Jean D. Moody-Williams, RN, MPP

A New HRSA Resource Kit to Improve Lactation in the Workplace (PPT - 910 KB) - CAPT Karen Hench

Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes (PPT - 1 MB) - M. Ann Drum, DDS, MPH

Perinatal Depression (PPT - 2 MB) - Maribeth Badura, Isadora Hare, and Janice Berger

The Three Ps of Perinatal Depression: Perinatal Health, Provider Education, and Public Awareness (PPT - 200 KB) - Mary Zoller, MPA and Joan Corder-Mabe, RNC, M.S., WHNP

Recommendations for Preconception Health and Health Care: Strategies for Implementation (PPT - 6 MB) - Hani K. Atrash, MD, MPH

Update on the Healthy Start National Evaluation (PPT - 397 KB)

Update on WIC Breastfeeding Education and Support Efforts (PPT - 5 MB) - Patricia N. Daniels, MS, RD


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