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Race & Infant Mortality Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds

Infant mortality is defined as the death of a live-born baby before his or her 1st birthday. Infant mortality rate is calculated as the number of babies who died during the first year of life per 1,000 live births.

According to the Ohio Department of Health 2014 statistics, the Infant Mortality Rate is trending downward. However, the African American Infant Mortality Rate remains well above the Healthy People 2020 objectives. African American infants in Ohio continue to die at more than twice the rate of Caucasian infants. Ohio’s high infant mortality rate is not only a family issue, but a community issue! Our partners are teaming up to educate the public on best practices, raise awareness, and come up with solutions.

During this lecture, Bishop Joey Johnson, II, DD, will provide strategies to enhance clinicians’ professional capacity to care for African American women in the community in an effort to reduce infant mortality.

Any questions about the program, please contact Gretchen Himes, Residency Coordinator, at 330-375-7459 or the Ob/Gyn Department at 330-375-6119.
Please Register for this FREE event at by June 9th.

Friday June 10, 2016, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Raymond C. Firestone Auditorium
55 Arch Street, Akron, OH

Summa Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Summa Health is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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