CDC Public Health Grand Rounds Presentation:
Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1pm (EDT)
This session of Grand Rounds will explore public health approaches to reducing U.S. infant mortality. This session also coincides with the 20th anniversary of Child Health Month inaugurated by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Both nationally and globally, infant mortality is a key measure of population health.
The infant mortality rate, the rate at which babies less than one year of age die, has continued to steadily decline in the U.S. over the past several decades; most recent national data from 2010 shows 6.15 deaths per 1,000 live births. Despite overall progress, racial disparities in infant mortality persist and preventable infant deaths continue to occur. Public health agencies including CDC/ATSDR, health care providers, and communities of all ethnic groups must partner to further reduce the infant mortality rate in the United States. This joint approach should address the social, behavioral, and health risk factors that affect birth outcomes.
Registration is not required to watch the live webcast of Grand Rounds; however, you must register for continuing education credits/contact hours.