AMEF to Sponsor the Infant Mortality Summit 2016

The Academy of Medicine Education Foundation (AMEF) is pleased to be a sponsor of the Infant Mortality Summit 2016, hosted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality. The event will take place Dec. 5 and 6 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Registration for this free event is now open. You can sign up online through the ODH website by clicking here. Through the site, you’ll also be able to view an agenda for the two-day event, as well as receive parking and hotel accommodation information. Continuing Professional Development credit is being offered for the Dec. 6 event.

Ohio’s infant mortality rate is higher than most states and the nation as a whole. The 2014 overall infant mortality rate was 6.8. In Cleveland, it was 5.3 among whites, 14.3 among African-Americans, and 6.2 among Hispanics. This conference will highlight the problem and focus on solutions.

The goal of the event is to have 1,500 Ohioans be committed to achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of 6.0 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in every racial and ethnic group, be better informed about infant death and disparities in Ohio, and be inspired, energized and equipped with ideas and action steps to work for change in their communities.

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