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It Takes a Village: Promising Strategies to Reduce Infant Mortality in Baltimore City

July 15, 2009
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD)

Presented by:
MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Donna Strobino, PhD
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Deputy Chair, Maternal and Child Health

Rebecca Dineen, MS
Bureau Chief, Maternal and Infant Care
Baltimore City Health Department



Donna Strobino, PhD
  • A strategic framework for reducing infant mortality rates (IMR)
  • Four strategies for the reduction of infant mortality
  • Estimates of potential impact of various interventions

Rebecca Dineen, MS

  • Extent of infant mortality problem in Baltimore City
  • Factors affecting poor birth outcomes
  • Strategies to be adopted to address this problem
  • Next steps



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