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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #24

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Jaclynn Davis

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Infant mortality is a serious issue that exists today in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “about 24,000 infants died in the United States in 2011.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Despite being one of the most well developed countries in the world, the United States is ranked within the top 50 countries with high infant mortality rates. In addition, research shows that there is a large racial disparity in infant mortality in the United States. According to Child Health USA, “In 2009, the infant mortality rate for Non-Hispanic Black women in the United States was 12.40 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to Non-Hispanic White with a total of 5.33 deaths per 1,000 live births,” (Child Health USA).

My capstone project will be the development of an outreach plan that is tailored specifically to African American pregnant women. My outreach plan will include educational material that will focus on encouraging African American women to join prenatal programs that promote overall wellness of mother and baby. This strategy is intended to increase the intake and retention of women joining prenatal programs that may help reduce the infant mortality gap within this specific population.

Sources:

Infant Mortality. (2014, December 10). Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/InfantMortality.htm

Infant Mortality. (2014, December 10). Retrieved from Child Health USA 2013: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa13/perinatal-health-status-indicators/p/infant-mortality.html

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Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #24

Infant mortality is a serious issue that exists today in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “about 24,000 infants died in the United States in 2011.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Despite being one of the most well developed countries in the world, the United States is ranked within the top 50 countries with high infant mortality rates. In addition, research shows that there is a large racial disparity in infant mortality in the United States. According to Child Health USA, “In 2009, the infant mortality rate for Non-Hispanic Black women in the United States was 12.40 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to Non-Hispanic White with a total of 5.33 deaths per 1,000 live births,” (Child Health USA).

My capstone project will be the development of an outreach plan that is tailored specifically to African American pregnant women. My outreach plan will include educational material that will focus on encouraging African American women to join prenatal programs that promote overall wellness of mother and baby. This strategy is intended to increase the intake and retention of women joining prenatal programs that may help reduce the infant mortality gap within this specific population.

Sources:

Infant Mortality. (2014, December 10). Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/InfantMortality.htm

Infant Mortality. (2014, December 10). Retrieved from Child Health USA 2013: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa13/perinatal-health-status-indicators/p/infant-mortality.html