“Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility” 2022 Snapshot
In May 2007, MCH convened the first meeting of the OSDH Commissioner’s Action Team on Reduction of Infant Mortality. Over the next two years, internal and external partnerships expanded as work progressed in analyzing data and identifying priorities and strategies to impact infant mortality and racial disparities.
n September 2009,
“Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility,” Oklahoma’s statewide initiative focused on reducing infant mortality, was launched.
The statewide initiative focuses on priority areas identified through data as points for improving the health status of mothers and infants: preconception/ interconception health; prematurity; maternal mental health; tobacco; breastfeeding; infant safe sleep; and infant injury prevention.