Central Ohio Infant Mortality/Preterm Birth Initiative
Infant mortality, the death of
a baby before his/her first birthday, is a public health crisis
in the central Ohio community. Franklin County's infant
mortality rate in 2011 was 9.8, with an Ohio rate of 7.9.
Ohio has the 8th worst infant mortality rate in the nation.
Through the Ohio Better Birth Outcome collaborative, central
Ohio healthcare providers are working together to reduce the
number of infant deaths and incidents of preterm birth through
clinical interventions. For an overview of the issues
surrounding infant mortality and preterm birth in central Ohio,
click here. Click
through the initiatives listed below to learn more about the
central Ohio collaborations around reducing infant mortality.
Click on the yellow dots to visit hospital websites.
Other Collaborative Initiatives:
Franklin County's hospital systems are working
together on a number of initiatives that improve the health of our
Community Health Needs Assessment
For a list of all of the collaborative initiatives being undertaken by
our hospital systems through the COHC, visit our
In this edition of
COHC announces the initiatives central Ohio hospitals will focus
on collaboratively in 2015.
Also, read highlights from the economic impact and community
benefit report of the four Franklin County health systems.
9/1/15- Patient Financial Assistance
9/2/15- CHNA Steering Committee conference call
9/4/15- Continuing work around decreasing infant
mortality rate: safe-sleep and very low birth-rate discussion
9/10/15- Supply Chain Manager conference call
9/16/15- OBBO Monthly Community Mtg.
9/23/15-Franklin County Mental Health Bedboard