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Harnessing National Efforts to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality

January 18, 2013 11:00 am Eastern Time

Cosponsored by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

When:
Friday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Who:              

  • Michael Lu, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Michael Fraser, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Gary Nelson, Healthcare Georgia Foundation

What: 
There is growing national momentum to address stagnating declines in infant mortality and persistent outcome disparities among populations within the United States. Several new initiatives, including the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Infant Mortality Collaborative, the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, the March of Dimes Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Strong Start, and the ASTHO Healthy Babies Project and Presidential Challenge are working to accelerate progress in improving birth outcomes around the nation.  

With new initiatives and expanding evidence, foundations and their partners have an opportunity to get involved at this critical moment, build on past successes and develop invigorated, strategic approaches to improving birth outcomes.  On this webinar, participants learned more about national initiatives working to improve birth outcomes and discussed how foundations might engage in these efforts as well as support complementary programs in their regions, states, and communities.

 

 

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