Healthy mother and baby

Initiatives

Ohio Infant Mortality Focused Home Visiting Curriculum

This initiative will develop, pilot, evaluate and implement an evidence-based, infant mortality-focused home visiting curriculum to support maternal and infant health, prenatally through age one.  

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Status: Active

August 2018 to December 2019

  • Who: NICHQ is working in partnership with these Ohio organizations: Ohio Department of Health; Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, of the Baby 1st Network and the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center; and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Two communities will pilot the model.
  • Funder: The project is funded by the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Our Role: Working together with health department representatives, home visitors and families, NICHQ will design an evidence-based home visiting curriculum focused on addressing the social determinants of health that affect infant mortality. NICHQ will recommend and train two communities to pilot the program, and then evaluate the pilot performance and make necessary adjustments to the model, before ultimately delivering a statewide implementation plan.