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:
- Policy Change
- Smoking Cessation - Baby and Me Tobacco Free
- Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce
- Breastfeeding Support
- Safe Sleep
- Father Involvement
- Faith-Based Support
- Community Engagement
- A partnership with Help Me Grow Central Intake to increase the number of African American women enrolled in a Home Visiting program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To follow Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality on social media, go to our Facebook page.
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Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality15 documents
- 2018 Butler County PRIM Annual Infant Mortality Report
- Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality Quarterly Data Report Quarter 1 (October-December 2018)
- Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality Quarterly Data Report Quarter 4 (July-September 2018)
- Community Progesterone Survey Report- October 2018
- 6 Local Zip codes targeted in infant mortality fight 09/04/2018
- Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality Quarterly Data Report Quarter 3 (April-June 2018)
- Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality Quarterly Data Report Quarter 2 (January-March 2018)
- Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality Quarterly Data Report Quarter 1 (October-December 2017)
- Social Determinants of Infant Mortality Executive Summary- December 2017
- Moms and Babies First (formerly High Hopes)-November 2017
- Butler County Profile for Infant Mortality, 2016 Data
- Butler County Community Health Assessment: Infant Mortality, Child and Family Health- July 2015
- Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Overview- December 2014
- Butler County Chart Book on Infant Mortality- March 2014
- Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Program Fact Sheet- April 2013