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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality


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Recommendations for HHS Action in a National Strategy to Reduce Infant Mortality (PPT - 4.5 MB)

Kay Johnson, MPH, MEd

Improving the Health of Women before Pregnancy (PPT - 119 KB)

Arden Handler, DrPH

Improving Women’s Health Prior to Pregnancy:  A Key Strategy for Reducing Infant Mortality (PPT - 1.5 MB)

Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH

Carol S. Weisman, PhD

Assuring Safety & High Quality, Patient-centered services along the continuum of perinatal care (PPT - 4.5 MB)

Virginia Pressler, MD

Assuring Safety and High-Quality, Patient-Centered Services Along the Continuum of Perinatal Care: Data-Driven Perinatal Quality Improvement Through Public-Private Partnering (PPT - 1.6 MB)

Elliot K. Main, MD

Redeploy Key Evidence-Based, Highly Effective Preventive Interventions to a New Generation of Consumers of Their Providers:  Breastfeeding (PPT - 1.7 MB)


Safe Sleep (PPT - 4.8 MB)

Triesta Fowler-Lee, MD

Family Planning and Infant Mortality (PPT - 528 KB)

Marilyn Keefe, MPH, MPP

Invest in Adequate Data, Monitoring, and Surveillance Systems Nationwide (National, Regional, Staff, and Local Levels) to Measure Access, Quality, and Outcomes (PPT - 137 KB)

Joann Petrini, PhD, MPH

Vital Statistics:  Recent Declines in Infant Mortality in the United States (PPT - 1.2 MB)

Marian MacDorman, PhD

T.J. Matthews, MS

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) (PPT - 2.9 MB)

CAPT Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH

Healthy Start Update (PPT - 782 KB)

Hani K. Atrash, MD, MPH

Healthy Start Work Group (PPT - 61 KB)

Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD, MS

Overview of MCHB Programs (PPT - 684 KB)

Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH

Update from Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns (PDF - 806 KB)

Erin Smith, JD

HRSA Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (COIIN) on Infant Mortality (PPT - 643 KB)

Reem Ghandour, DrPH, MPA

Update from the HHS Health Disparities Council and Aligning SACIM’s Priorities with the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (PPT - 1.5 MB)

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE

SACIM:  Health Equity Social Justice Committee (PPT - 660 KB)

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH

Promoting Health Equity in the National Strategy on Infant Mortality (PPT - 253 KB)

Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

Center for Best Practices, National Governor’s Association (PPT - 73 KB)

Brian Osberg, MPH

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, ASTHO Update (PPT - 1.8 MB)

Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA

March of Dimes Initiative (PPT - 661 KB)

Cindy Pellegrini

Assuring Safety and High-Quality, Patient-Centered Services Along the Continuum of Perinatal Care (PPT - 1.6 MB)David Lakey, M.D.
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2015-2017 Charter (PDF - 74 KB)

Current Members (PDF - 35 KB)