Mississippi State Department of Health

Infant and Maternal Mortality Surveillance


Our infant mortality surveillance program examines the causes of infant death before the age of 1 year in order to improve public health programs that help infants in Mississippi survive and thrive.

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


Information Sharing




Related Information


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

For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Your input is important. We want to hear from you about maternal and child health needs, the MCH Block Grant, and programs in Mississippi. Take a moment to share your comments, ideas and concerns with us.

Links referenced
Mississippi Infant Mortality Reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,299,324,html
Mississippi Maternal Mortality Reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,299,324,html
Infant Mortality Disparities    http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/AMH/factsheets/infant.htm
Infant Mortality Statistics    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/07newsreleases/infantmortality.htm
Child Death Review Panel    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,392,html

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