HPIO fact sheet outlines actions needed to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality
Study: Black infant mortality rate cut dramatically when Black doctors provide care

In case you missed it: HPIO fact sheet outlines actions needed to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality

Earlier this week, HPIO released a new fact sheet titled “Taking action: Eliminating racial disparities in infant mortality.”

The fact sheet highlights that, “For many years, Ohio’s infant mortality rate has been higher than most other states... Ohio’s policymakers and health leaders have acted on this issue through multiple advisory committees, collaborative efforts, investments, legislation and other policy changes.”

The fact sheet includes troubling infant mortality disparities data (see graphic below) and information on what can drive change and move Ohio forward. It highlights three action steps that are needed to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality. Future efforts must:

  • Dismantle racism and address its consequences
  • Improve health across the life course, not just pregnancy
  • Maintain improvements in access to clinical care, while also advancing meaningful policy changes to improve community conditions

FactSheet_IMRacialDisparities_Figure1