Saving Babies - CoIIN Video

VIDEO: Saving Babies - Reducing Infant Mortality

Full Story In this second video from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality, hear success stories and strategies used by three different states to reduce infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities.


LARC Accessibility, Knowledge Key for Better Interconception Care

Full Story Contraception is often the last thing on a woman's mind right after her baby is born. But increasing maternal access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) immediately after delivery could have a positive impact on the health of the newborn and future siblings.

Mario Drummonds and Megan Lessard

What’s Behind NYC's Drastic Decrease in Infant Mortality Rates?

Full Story The saying, "if you can make it here you can make it anywhere," of New York City, holds true for even its youngest members. New York City’s infant mortality rate - 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in the first year of life - is nearly 30 percent lower than the US rate. What’s the city’s secret?

Delaware Kicks Counts

How Delaware Became a Model for States in Preventing Infant Deaths

Full Story Delaware is capturing the attention of the nation as a source of public health and healthcare innovation. The state’s commitment to examining its infant mortality data, searching for common themes and then creating awareness campaigns to address the unwanted trends is leading to fewer infant deaths.

Black baby in the NICU at the hospital

VIDEO: Tackling a National Embarrassment

Full Story The U.S. infant mortality rate, one of the worst among all industrialized nations, is a national embarrassment. But teams from every state, jurisdiction and territory are joining together to find innovative solutions to preventing and reducing infant mortality across the U.S.

Pregnant Women In Group Setting

Group Care for Women and Babies Reduces Pre-Term Births, Increases Care Satisfaction

Full Story States and jurisdictions across the U.S. are seeking innovative, new solutions for reducing infant mortality. Sharon Schindler Rising, CNM, MSN, the founder of Centering Healthcare Institute, believes that a solution lies in group care for pregnant women. And, the results are proving her right.

Despondent Woman Next To Empty Crib, Holding Teddy Bear

Maternal Interviews Key to Addressing Infant Mortality

Full Story Losing an infant is devastating. Not learning from that experience is a tragedy. That’s why the National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) is working to support the expansion of its review programs across the country.

Charlene Collier

Saving Newborns by Changing the Delivery System

Full Story Reducing infant mortality isn't just a matter of treating a patient’s medical problems. Treating the medical system can have a significant impact, too.

Deborah Frazier

Thoughts from a Pioneer and Leader in the Drive to Reduce Infant Mortality

Full Story As the work of the CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality begins, NICHQ spoke with Deborah Frazier, CEO, National Healthy Start Association, to get her perspective as a leader and pioneer in the field.

Lacy Fehrenbach

Taking the Fight to Reduce Infant Mortality Nationwide

Full Story NICHQ is leading a massive, national effort to change these statistics called the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality.

Infant Being Held by Doctor

Hundreds Gather to Reduce Infant Mortality

Full Story Last month, hundreds of federal, state and local public health officials, Medicaid directors and public and private agency representatives from across the United States gathered together in Arlington, VA, for the Infant Mortality Summits.