The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality presents
The First Ohio Infant Mortality Summit
November 28, 2012
Greater Columbus Convention Center ● Terrace Ballrooms 4 & 5
350 N. High Street ● Columbus, Ohio 43215
7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
ARE YOU AWARE THAT:
- Nearly 3 babies die every day in Ohio (1,068 in 2010)?
- Ohio has a higher rate of infant deaths than most other states and all surrounding states, and that rate is not going down?
- The death rate among African-American babies in Ohio is more than double the rate for white babies?
- Each infant death represents a family tragedy and a financial blow to Ohio’s businesses and taxpayers?
- Infant mortality is everybody’s challenge, not just a problem for public health and medicine. Only by cooperating at the community level can we successfully meet the challenge. Other communities and states have succeeded. So can Ohio!
The goal of this free, one-day summit is to inform Ohio about infant death, one of our most serious public health challenges, and to introduce participants to the knowledge and skills that we can use, by working together with our current resources, to save the lives of more babies.
Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, nurses, and social workers.