CDC Grand Rounds rebroadcasting “Public Health Approaches to Reducing Infant Mortality” July 15

Jul 11, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

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.

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