3354.0 Martha May Eliot Forum: Advancing Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Birth Outcomes

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The rate of prematurity and infant mortality in the United States varies enormously by state and by region. This session will focus on current and future public health and maternal and child health (MCH) opportunities for federal, state, local, and non-profit partners. The session will provide examples of using data effectively, engaging partners, setting state policies, and choosing MCH priorities.
Session Objectives: Discuss current policy options to improve birth outcomes. Identify opportunities to collaborate in maternal and child health and other public health priorities. Discuss how to develop educational campaigns around maternal and child health issues. Describe how to engage legislatures, employers, and hospitals in policy. Identify how to set strategies to achieve policy goals. Explain how to effectively use data to explain ROI and the impact of policy changes.


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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)