Healthy Birth Outcomes:
New data on prematurity: See a state-by-state report (exit DHS).
Region V CoIIN Update (PDF, 155 KB): Wisconsin's participation in the Region V Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality (November 2013).
The Wisconsin Healthiest Women Initiative was created to promote the health of women, building on previous efforts to improve birth outcomes, and to create this collective Wisconsin's Statewide Framework for Improving Women's Health (PDF, 784 KB). Please also visit http://www.everywomanwi.org for more information on how you can help improve women's health and the health of Wisconsin's infants, children, and families.
Wisconsin Fights Against Disparities and Inequities in Infant Mortality, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) (July 2013). More ASTHO 'stories in public health.'
Joint meeting of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Advisory Committee, the Statewide Advisory Committee on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes, and Wisconsin's Healthiest Women Initiative - June 5, 2013.
Wisconsin Infant Mortality Background and Related Efforts (Selected) (April 2013) (PDF, 569 KB)
What Moms Tell Us: Unintended Pregnancy (March 2013) (PDF, 450 KB)
State Health Officials Focus on Reducing Prematurity and Infant Mortality - April is Minority Health Month (Wisconsin Department of Health Services, April 10, 2013)
Opinion: Reduce Poverty to Improve Overall Health (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2013)
Reducing the Risk of Sleep-Related Infant Death (PDF, 82 KB) (updated February 2013)
Helping Pregnant Smokers Quit Gives Kids a Healthy Start (fact sheet) (exit DHS; PDF, 308 KB).
Milwaukee-centered research: "You Learn to Go Last": Perceptions of Prenatal Care Experiences among African-American Women with Limited Incomes (exit DHS).
Meeting Evaluation Results - Nov. 16, 2011 (PDF, 28 KB) - Joint meeting of the Wisconsin Healthiest Women Initiative and the Statewide Advisory Committee on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality (fact sheet) (PDF, 69 KB) (updated November 2012)
Final report of the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality, including the work of Wisconsin's team on the role of men and racism in Milwaukee: Taking the First Steps: Experiences of Six Community/State Teams Addressing Racism's Impacts on Infant Mortality (exit DHS; PDF, 8.94 MB)
Infant Mortality Summit 2012: Social Determinants (June 6, 2012) (exit DHS)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Empty Cradles" 2011 series on infant mortality:
text4baby (exit DHS)
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Last Revised: December 06, 2013