Receive FREE Resources to Help Address Infant Mortality in Minority Communities
In connection with our recent podcast series, Infant Mortality After COVID-19: Saving Lives Through Family Health, the Ohio AAP is proud to announce the launch of FREE educational rack cards. While Ohio has seen decreases in infant mortality over the past 5 years, the state rate remains above the Healthy People 2020 goal of 6.0 deaths per 1,000 live births. Of even more concern is the widening racial disparity in infant mortality for Ohio; in 2019 the white infant mortality rate (IMR) decreased to 5.1 (from 5.4) while the black IMR rose to 14.3 (from 13.9). This frightening fact means that black infants are almost three times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies.
Apply now and receive FREE educational rack cards for use in your practice or community to promote the discussion of infant mortality and prevention. Shipping costs are covered by the Ohio AAP!
If you haven’t already listened to the Infant Mortality After COVID-19: Saving Lives Through Family Health podcast series, you can do so now by visiting https://ohioaap.org/child-health-education-center/podcasts/. Hosted by Dr. Jordee Wells and joined by a panel of experts including Dr. Arthur James, Dr. Kierra Barnett, and Dr. Valencia Walker – this 3-part series aims to address infant mortality by examining current data trends, analyzing the historical impact, and discussing solutions, advocacy, and structural changes in a round table format discussion.
The Ohio AAP would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Columbus for their support and helping make this important education possible!