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Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
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July 9-10, 2014 Meeting

The meeting included updates from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau and its Health Start program, and partnering agencies and organizations. In addition, the committee discussed its recommendations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Strategy to Address Infant Mortality, specifically Strategy 2: The continuum of high-quality, patient-centered care.

Federal Register Meeting Notice (PDF - 178 KB)

Meeting Agenda (PDF - 39 KB)

Audio Recording: Day One  | Audio Recording: Day Two


Remarks on Infant Mortality
HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.

NICHD – SACIM Report (PDF - 1.28MB) - Tonse N.K. Raju, M.D., D.C.H.

Medicaid Moving Forward - (PDF- 827KB ) - March Lillie-Blanton, Dr.PH.

CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality: Update on Regions IV, V and VI - (PDF - 1.12MB ) -Vanessa Lee, M.P.H.

CoIIN:  Bridging Public Health and Healthcare Systems to Reduce Infant Mortality (PDF -693KB) - Lauren A. Smith, M.D., M.P.H.

CDC Update - (PDF -1.22MB) - Cynthia A. Moore, M.D., Ph.D.

AHRQ Maternal Child Health Initiatives- (PDF -334KB) - Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., R.N.  and Beth A. Collins Sharp, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Strategies 2 and 3 Continuum of Care Effective Preventive Interventions Summary - (PDF -535KB) - Sara G. Shields, M.D., M.S., FAAFP

Reproductive-Perinatal Continuum.  Pivotal Points of Action Across the Continuum - (PDF -1.28MB) - Arden Handler, Dr.PH.

Perinatal Regionalization:  A Report to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality - (PDF - 1.06MB) - Joann R. Petrini, Ph.D.

SACIM SD 2 Hospital to Community - (PDF - 867KB) - Raymond L. Cox, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Continuum of Care Mental and Emotional Health and Depression - (PDF - 1.29MB) - Fleda Mask Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.

Ensuring Access to a Continuum of Safe and High Quality, Patient Centered Care:  Birth to Pediatric Care and Early Intervention - (PDF - 571KB) - Milton Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Breastfeeding in the Reproductive Health Continuum - (PDF - 712KB) - Miriam Labbok, M.D., M.P.H.

Home Visiting:  Ensuring access to a continuum of safe, high-quality, patient-centered care - (PDF - 570KB)  - Joanne Martin, Dr.PH, R.N., FAAN

The Role of Community Health Centers In Improving the Health of Women, Infants, and Families:  a personal perspective - (PDF -535KB) - Sara G. Shields, M.D., M.S., FAAFP

HRSA Health Center Program - (PDF - 937KB) - A. Seiji Hayashi, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P.

Community Health Centers and Birth Outcomes - (PDF - 974KB) - Peter Shin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Implications of the 2014 Quality Family Planning Services Guidelines Issued by CDC and OPA - (PDF -733KB) - Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Susan Wood, Ph.D. et al.

Interconception Care and Health Centers - (PDF - 1.23MB) - Rebekah Gee, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. and Joan Wightkin Dr.PH

The role of Community Health Centers in Improving the Health of Women, Infants, and Families:  MS Primary Health Care association Perspective - (PDF - 1.92MB) - Robert M. Pugh, M.P.H.

ACCESS’ Perspective as a Healthy Start Grantee - (PDF - 571KB) - Lisa Doot Abinoja, M.A., L.C.S.W.

March of Dimes Update - (PDF - 599KB) - Cynthia Pellegrini, Ph.D.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Update - (PDF - 266KB) - Jeanne Mahoney

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials -  Healthy Babies:  Updates and Next Steps - (PDF -855KB) - Lisa Waddell, M.D., M.P.H. and Ellen Pliska, M.H.S., CPH

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Update - (PDF - 1.18MB) - Anne Santa-Donato, R.N.C., M.S.N.

City Match Update - (PDF - 498KB) - Chad J. Abresch, M.Ed.

Additional Information:

March of Dimes Community Program Impact Report 2013   - (PDF - 788KB) 

March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign Progress Report 2013 - (PDF - 985KB) 


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