Online Program

Recommendations for a National Strategy on Infant Mortality: Report of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
At an international child health meeting in June 2012, the U.S. Secretary of Health announced her intention to develop the country’s first national strategy on infant mortality. Subsequently, the federal Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) was charged with developing a comprehensive and innovative set of recommendations for such a strategy. SACIM’s final recommendations were submitted to the Secretary in December 2012 and officially recognized by her office in March 2013. This special session will inform the MCH community about this landmark public health initiative, detail SACIM's "6 Big Idea" recommendations, and discuss the process of further delineating, prioritizing and implementing them.
Session Objectives: Identify SACIM’s 6 “Big Idea” recommendations for a national strategy on infant mortality
Janine Lewis, MPH and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW
Kee Chan, PhD

Welcoming Remarks

Addressing women's health as an infant mortality reduction strategy   

Arden Handler, DrPH, Milton Kotelchuk, PhD MPH, Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM and Sara Shields, MD, MS
Reaching equitable birth outcomes through healthy start   

Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD, MS, Arden Handler, DrPH, Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, Joanne Martin, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Sara Shields and Ruth Ann Shepherd, MD, FAAP
Eliminating disparities in infant mortality in the US: A matter of health equity   

Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW, Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH, Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD, MS and Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health