Webinar: Social determinants of infant mortality

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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HPIO webinar on key findings and recommendations from the report, A New Approach to Reduce Infant Mortality and Achieve Equity: Policy Recommendations to Improve Housing, Transportation, Education and Employment.

Prepared by HPIO for the Legislative Service Commission (LSC), this report was a requirement of Senate Bill 332. Developed with guidance from over 100 Ohio stakeholders, the report:

  • Describes the many ways that factors beyond medical care affect the health of infants and their families, focusing on housing, transportation, education and employment as required by SB 332
  • Assesses the extent to which current housing, transportation, education and employment policies and programs meet the needs of Ohioans most at risk for infant mortality
  • Identifies lessons learned from other states that have successfully reduced overall and black infant mortality rates, including innovative ideas to address the social determinants of health
  • Offers specific, actionable and evidence-informed policy options that state and local policymakers can employ to address unmet needs and inequities

Click here to view the full report, a 2-page snapshot, a 16-page executive summary and additional background information about the project.