martes, 8 de julio de 2014

CDC Grand Rounds Presents “Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality,” an encore presentation on Tuesday, July 15 at 1 p.m. (EDT)

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We are pleased to announce an encore session of Public Health 
Grand Rounds, entitled “Public Health Approaches to Reduce 
U.S. Infant Mortality,” which will be rebroadcasted on Tuesday, 
July 15, at 1 p.m. (EDT). Please note that this session will only 
be available via webcast at

This session of Grand Rounds explored public health approaches to 
reducing U.S. infant mortality. This session also coincided 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 US over the past several decades; 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.

Please join us for this powerful session of Grand Rounds in which we 
will highlight accomplishments and explore public health, clinical, and 
policy strategies to improve birth outcomes, with special consideration 
of high risk individuals, families, and communities.

We also invite you to view the new “Beyond the Data” segment 
featuring Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Wanda Barfield as they discuss 
some important updates since this session originally aired.


CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality

Encore Presentation 

July 15, 2014

1 p.m. – 2 p.m., EDT

Presented by:

Captain Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, Division of Reproductive Health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Infant Mortality in the US: Where We Stand 

Denise D’Angelo, MPH

Health Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health 

Applied Sciences Branch, CDC

PRAMS: Using Data to Reduce Infant Deaths

Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

Reducing the Risks of SIDS:  From “Back to Sleep” to “Safe to Sleep

Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH 

Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health

Health Resources and Services Administration 

Toward a National Strategy on Infant Mortality”

Facilitated By:

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 

Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds 

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.

ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016.  The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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