Infant Mortality Reduction Plan

In December 2017, Governor Kay Ivey convened the Children’s Cabinet to address the issue of infant mortality in Alabama. A subcommittee was created to develop an action plan. Download the State of Alabama Infant Mortality Reduction Plan. This subcommittee was comprised of leaders and staff from the following agencies:

The Children’s Cabinet has adopted the recommendations of the working subcommittee to implement a pilot program to reduce infant mortality rates by at least 20% in three counties (Macon, Montgomery and Russell), within the next five years. Read about the pilot program adopted June 20, 2018.

2018 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit

On September 14, 2018, we hosted the 2018 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit to discuss the state of infant mortality in Alabama. View the agenda. Below are some presentations and videos from the conference:

Achieving Health Equity Is Not Impossible: Dig Deeper!
Tanya T. Funchess, DHA, MPH, MSM
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions
University of Southern Mississippi
| Video: RealPlayer | Windows Media | YouTube

Home Visiting as a Strategy to Reduce Infant Mortality
Tracye Strichik, Ph.D, Senior Director, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and Julie Preskitt, MSOT, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, UAB

Panel Discussion: Families Share Experiences of Fetal and Infant Loss
Video: RealPlayer | Windows Media | YouTube

Page last updated: October 16, 2018