Social Drivers of Infant Mortality (SDOIM) Advisory Group

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is continuing work on the Social Drivers of Infant Mortality. The initial report was released in 2017, and five years later HPIO produced:

  • An updated report that includes information about which policy recommendations from 2017 have been implemented, barriers to implementation, and a core set of prioritized recommendations for state and local policymakers
  • Series of 5 action guides highlighting the prioritized recommendations related to housing, transportation, education, employment, and racism; a description of the policy landscape related to each topic; and tools for action that will provide stakeholders with guidance on how to further implementation of the policy recommendations

List of advisory group members


2017 SDOIM report

A New Approach to Reduce Infant Mortality and Achieve Equity

For many years, policymakers and community leaders across Ohio have worked to reduce high rates of infant mortality. Decisionmakers have explored this issue through multiple advisory committees, collaborative efforts, investments, legislation and other policy changes. For example, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 322 in 2017, which adopted recommendations from the Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality’s 2016 report and required the creation of the 2017 Social Drivers of Infant Mortality (SDOIM) report: A New Approach to Reduce Infant Mortality and Achieve Equity, which was completed by HPIO.

For the latest series of HPIO reports, action guides and other tools to address infant mortality in Ohio, click the button below.

HPIO SDOIM project


Archived Advisory Group Meetings