The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Grand Rounds is hosting an encore presentation of “Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality” on July 15 from 1pm-2pm.
The broadcast will only be available at: http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds.
The sessions looks at the public health approaches to reducing infant mortality, a sentinel indicator of health. The United States has consistently had a higher infant mortality rate than many other developed countries. Speakers include:
- Captain Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC. “Infant Mortality in the US: Where We Stand”
- Denise D’Angelo, MPH, Health Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health, Applied Sciences Branch, CDC, “PRAMS: Using Data to Reduce Infant Deaths”
- Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, “Reducing the Risks of SIDS: From “Back to Sleep” to “Safe to Sleep”
- Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, “Toward a National Strategy on Infant Mortality”
There will also be a new “Beyond the Data” segment featuring Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Wanda Barfield, as they discuss some important updates since the session originally aired.