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Maternal & Infant Health

One of the best indicators of the health of a community is its infant mortality rate. The death of a child before their first birth day is known as infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is often associated with factors such as maternal health, access to and quality of health care, socioeconomic conditions and health policies.

Research shows that lower income families are impacted more often by infant deaths of all causes, and that Black and Hispanic families are impacted more often than white families. Most often infant deaths in our county are due to three things: prematurity, lack of prenatal care, and sleep related deaths. These are all complicated issues.



In 2013, partners from across Butler County came together to build strategies that would reduce racial disparities in infant death and improve birth outcomes. By 2014, the Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality (PRIM) was formed.

Based on input from the community, data analysis, capacity and a review of infant mortality literature, the PRIM team chose to focus on: 

If you are interested in finding out more or assisting with this effort, call Tracy Bishop, Maternal and Child Health Manager at 513-887-3808 or email at bishopt@butlercountyohio.org.

Ohio Department of Health, Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) 
Ohio Department of Health, Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review 

To follow Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality on social media, go to our Facebook page.


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Maternal and Infant Health Reports9 documents

Butler County Reports6 documents

  • Infant Vitality Annual Report 2019
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  • Infant Vitality Annual Report 2018
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  • Community Progesterone Survey Report 2018
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  • Infant Mortality Profile 2016
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  • Community Health Assessment: Infant Mortality 2015
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  • Maternal and Infant Health Assessment Chartbook 2014
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Ohio Department of Health Reports2 documents

  • Ohio Infant Mortality Report 2018
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  • Pregnancy Associated Deaths in Ohio 2016-2018
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Health Policy Institute of Ohio1 document

  • Infant Mortality and Health Equity Executive Summary 2017
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Safe Sleep5 documents

  • Cribs for Kids
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  • Sudden Infant Death Network of Ohio
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  • Safe Sleep for Your Baby
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  • Ohio Department of Health Safe Sleep Information
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  • American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep Recommendations
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Breastfeeding4 documents

  • Local WIC Office
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  • Breastfeeding Fact Sheet
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  • Infant Feeding Fact Sheet
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  • American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Recommendations
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Prematurity2 documents

  • Prematurity Risk Factors
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  • Stress and Pregnancy
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Smoking & Pregnancy3 documents

  • How Does Smoking Harm My Baby?
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  • Smoking Risks During Pregnancy
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  • Baby and Me Tobacco Free, Moms Quit for Two Program
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Centering Pregnancy Programs2 documents

  • What is the Centering Institute?
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  • Evidence Base for Centering Pregnancy Programs
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Bereavement Support2 documents

  • Helping Endure a Loss Program at Atrium Medical Center
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  • Grief Resources Brochure
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Consumer Recalls3 documents

  • Recall On Fischer-Price Rock N Play
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  • Recall on Kids II Rocking Sleepers (all models)
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  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
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