Stories from the Field
Pregnancy Medical Home Project
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Community Care of North Carolina is improving birth outcomes by providing comprehensive maternity care.
Here are some troubling facts: babies born in the United States are about 3 times more likely to die in their first year than babies born in Finland or Japan—and the United States ranks last among 26 developed countries for infant mortality.1 In 2014, more than 23,000 U.S. babies died before their first birthday.2
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the International Association for Indigenous Aging implemented the 1,000 Grandmothers Project to engage Native elders in reducing the rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths.
State Government Agency
Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kentucky Department for Public Health implemented Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™ to reduce preterm birth rates in Kentucky.
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health implemented the Nurse-Family Partnership, a home visitation program for low income, first-time pregnant mothers and their babies to improve maternal and child health.
Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program
Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke harms both children and adults—and the only way to completely protect people who don’t smoke is to eliminate smoking in all homes, work environments, and public places.1
Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative worked to reduce preterm births & improve perinatal and preterm newborn outcomes throughout Ohio.