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Infant and Maternal Mortality Surveillance

The Healthy People 2020 goal is to reduce infant mortality in the U.S. to 6.0 deaths per 1,000 live births by the year 2020.

The Office of Health Data and Research, through a variety of research methods, seeks to describe the pattern of infant mortality, delineate contributing factors, and identify strategies for reducing Mississippi's infant mortality rate. Health Services conducts research and shares information to promote understanding of factors relative to pregnancy and infant outcomes.

Program Focus

Research

  • Infant mortality surveillance
  • Pregnancy-associated maternal mortality surveillance
  • Focus groups evaluate cultural competency of SIDS educational materials
  • Evaluation of the community health worker program
  • Analysis of Vital Statistics data to determine trends in infant mortality and risk factors for negative birth outcomes among Mississippi women
  • Survey of Mississippi coroners to evaluate the SIDS diagnosis process in Mississippi

Information Sharing

  • Annual report of Mississippi infant mortality
  • Pregnancy-associated mortality reporting
  • Manuscript writing and surveillance reporting
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations

Resources

Reports

Resources

Related Information

Contact

For more information, contact:

Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538

MSDH Infant Mortality Surveillance
Office of Health Data and Research
601-576-7415

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Last reviewed on May 9, 2016
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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