Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality

8/29/2014 12:00 AM

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Wanda Barfield discuss important new updates in infant mortality reduction. Since the initial presentation of "Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality" in 2012:
• Overall rates of infant deaths have continued to decline
• Risk factors for mortality such as preterm birth have been reduced
• CDC has launched the tips from former smokers campaign focusing on the need to stop smoking during pregnancy
• Large collaborative initiatives were started to address geographic disparities and improve quality of care to pregnant women