After a competitive selection process, the Legislative Service Commission (LSC) contracted with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio to study the social determinants of health and infant mortality. As a part of this project, HPIO is convening an advisory group that will contribute content expertise, provide feedback on preliminary findings and make recommendations for policy changes to improve the social, economic and physical environments that impact maternal and infant health.
The requirement for LSC to contract with a nonprofit entity to study and make recommendations related to the social determinants of infant mortality was included in Senate Bill 332 (sponsored by Senators Jones and Tavares). SB 332 was enacted by the Ohio General Assembly in late 2016 and signed by Governor Kasich in early 2017.
HPIO will complete a report for this project by Dec. 1, 2017.
Advisory group meetings
All meeting material will be posted as it becomes available
June 28, 2017 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. conference call)
Aug. 17, 2017 (1 p.m.-4 p.m. in-person meeting at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Grove City)
Sept. 14, 2017 (2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. conference call)
Oct. 17, 2017 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. in-person meeting in Columbus)
Housing subcommittee meetings
Aug. 23, 2017 (2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in-person meeting at HPIO)
Sept. 21, 2017 (10 a.m.-11 a.m. conference call)
Steering committee meetings
June 30, 2017 (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. conference call)
Aug. 9, 2017 (9 a.m.-10 a.m. conference call)
- Ohio Commission in Infant Mortality. Committee report, recommendations and data inventory
- SB 332 final analysis
- Trends in infant mortality in the United States, 2005-2014
- 2015 Ohio infant mortality data: General findings