Social & Economic Factors

February 14, 2014: Watch and Read About This Meeting

Meeting Objectives

  • Understand the impact of social determinants on infant mortality and disparities over the life course
  • Understand the importance of place-based interventions 
  • Identify preliminary opportunities to address infant mortality through system integration and focused place-based strategies


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

→ Introductory Slides, 2/14/14

Infant Mortality is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: A Life Course Approach to Healthy Communities

Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Vice President, Population Health Management and Payment Innovation
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

→ Dr. Gunn Presentation, 2/14/14

Health is About More than Healthcare: The Important Role of Social Factors for Health Outcomes

This portion of the agenda included a “gallery walk” in which task force members reviewed and discussed local data about social and economic factors in our community and their impact on families.  This information was presented in poster sets for each topic that included one poster each for data and stories.

→ Poverty and Employment  – Data and Stories

→ Hunger – Data and Stories

→ Housing – Data and Stories

→ Neighborhood Safety – Data and Stories

→ Education – Data and Stories

Laying the Groundwork to Reduce Disparities

Sharon L. Davies, Executive Director
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity
Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University→

→ Professor Davies presentation, 2/14/14

Meeting Materials 

→ February 14 Agenda and Speaker Profile
→ Closing the Black-White Gap in Birth Outcomes:  A Life Course Approach
(Dr. Michael Lu, et al.)
→ Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond:  Executive Summary
    (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America)
→ “Unnatural Causes:  When the Bough Breaks”  (video clip, “Kim Anderson’s Story”)