Infant’s Health Issues

April 16, 2014: Watch and Read About This Meeting

Meeting Summary
Meeting Video

Meeting Objectives

  • Identify opportunities to improve perinatal care quality and outcomes
  • Identify strategies to reduce sleep-related infant deaths


Welcome and Objectives for the Meeting

Michael Fiorile, President and CEO
Dispatch Printing Company
Task Force Co-Chair

Donna James, Managing Director
Lardon and Associates, LLC
Task Force Co-Chair

Ohio Better Birth Outcomes (OBBO)

The Honorable John O’Grady
Franklin County Commissioner

Steve Allen, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital              

Ohio Better Birth Outcomes Presentation

Clinical Interventions to Improve Birth Outcomes

Jay D. Iams MD
Frederick P. Zuspan Professor & Endowed Chair Emeritus
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
OB Lead, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Dr. Iams’ Presentation
Progesterone Resource Guide
39-week Resource Guide


Critical Considerations for Perinatal Care

Danielle Laraque, MD
Chair, Pediatrics
Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital

Dr. Laraque’s Presentation
Safe Sleep Discussion Resource Guide
Regionalization Resource Guide

Table Exercises

Perinatal Regionalization
Expert: Danielle Laraque, MD
Chair, Pediatrics
Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital

Regionalization Table Exercise

Safe Sleep
Expert: Jeff Klinger, President
Central Ohio Hospital Council

Expert: Jose Rodriguez
Director of Public of Affairs and Communication
Columbus Public Health

Safe Sleep Table Exercise

Additional Resources

New England Journal of Medicine Article on Regionalization
Dr. Iams’ article regarding the prevention of preterm parturition
→ Infant Safe Sleep:  Protect Ohio’s Children (Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership)
Franklin County Health Indicator Brief: Sleep-Related Infant Deaths (Columbus Public Health)


Closing Comments