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March of Dimes Ohio Chapter 2013 Fall Regional Conference Series Presentations

The March of Dimes Ohio Chapter is a major participating member in the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality.  In the fall of 2013, the March of Dimes, with local partners, presented three regional conferences in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland entitled “Saving Ohio’s Babies:  Preventing Premature Birth and Other Causes of Our Infant Mortality Crisis.”  Below are links to the slide presentations made at these conferences.

Ohio’s Commitment to Preventing Infant Mortality - Ted Wymyslo, MD, Director, Ohio Department of Health

Ohio’s Infant Mortality Report - Arthur James, MD, The Ohio State University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Affordable Care Act and Coverage for Pregnant Women - Dipti Singh, JD, National Health Law Program (Columbus conference)

Understanding the Role of Race and Place in Health Outcomes and Infant Mortality, Cincinnati and Cleveland - Jason Reece, MCRP, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University and Chip Allen, MPH, Ohio Department of Health   

The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC) - Jay Iams, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Improving Ohio’s Birth Outcomes:  Medicaid Efforts - Mary Applegate, MD, Ohio Department of Medicaid

March of Dimes Prematurity Research Ohio Collaborative - Charles Lockwood, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus conference), Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati conference), Sam Mesiano, PhD, Case Western Reserve (Cleveland conference)

Reducing the Risk of Birth Defects to Improve Birth Outcomes - Connie Motter, MS, CGC, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron (Columbus conference), Heather Workman, MS, CGC, Dayton Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati conference), Allison Shreiber, MS, CGS, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland conference) 
Infant Mortality and Prematurity in Ohio: from state data and action to local data and action - Elizabeth Conrey, PhD, RD, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health

Last Reviewed: 10/14/14