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Ohio Panel Presentation Region V Infant Mortality Summit Chicago, IL March 21, 2013 Arthur James, M.D., FACOG Co-Chair, Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant.

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1 Ohio Panel Presentation Region V Infant Mortality Summit Chicago, IL March 21, 2013 Arthur James, M.D., FACOG Co-Chair, Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Senior Policy Advisor, Ohio Department of Health Associate Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology The Ohio State University

2 Background – Ohio 2 HP 2020

3 Key Activities - Ohio Task Force led to Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC) Enhanced Prenatal Care Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Infant Feeding and Safe Sleep Policies

4 Successes – Ohio Dedicated funding for Leadership Decrease in PTB Rate Ohio Infant Mortality Summit Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative(OPQC) Funding Proposals Progesterone, Safe Sleep, Prenatal Smoking, Critical Congenital Heart Disease Office of Health Transformation 4

5 Challenges – Ohio Lack of awareness Moving upstream to address social determinants and life course approach Navigating political environment, re: Presumptive Eligibility Perinatal Regionalization Family Planning Racial Disparity in birth outcomes 5

6 Wish List – Ohio Learn from Strategy Teams WHAT WORKS! Engage non-traditional partners Eliminate disparities Address social determinants and life course Navigate our political climate Secure and sustain funding 6

7 7 Ohio Team Theodore E. Wymyslo, M.D. Director, Ohio Department of Health Arthur James, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Co-Chair, Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Lisa Amlung Holloway, MBA Co-Chair, Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality March of Dimes Ohio Chapter State Director of Program Services and Advocacy and Government Affairs Karen Hughes, MPH Chief, Division of Family and Community Health Services Ohio Department of Health Kendallyn Markman Medicaid Health Systems Administrator Office of Medical Assistance(Ohio Medicaid) Elizabeth Conrey, PhD, RD CDC MCH Assignee to the Ohio Department of Health Grace Kolliesuah, MSW, LSW Director, Caring for 2 (Federal Healthy Start Project) Columbus Public Health


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