Our infant mortality surveillance program examines the causes of infant death before the age of 1 year in order to improve public health programs that help infants in Mississippi survive and thrive.
The Office of Health Data and Research, through a variety of research methods, seeks to describe the pattern of infant mortality, delineate contributing factors, and identify strategies for reducing Mississippi's infant mortality rate. Health Services conducts research and shares information to promote understanding of factors relative to pregnancy and infant outcomes.
- Infant mortality surveillance
- Pregnancy-associated maternal mortality surveillance
- Focus groups evaluate cultural competency of SIDS educational materials
- Evaluation of the community health worker program
- Analysis of Vital Statistics data to determine trends in infant mortality and risk factors for negative birth outcomes among Mississippi women
- Survey of Mississippi coroners to evaluate the SIDS diagnosis process in Mississippi
- Annual report of Mississippi infant mortality
- Pregnancy-associated mortality reporting
- Manuscript writing and surveillance reporting
- Oral presentations
- Poster presentations
- Infant Mortality Disparities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Infant Mortality Statistics (National Center for Health Statistics)
For more information, contact:
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538
MSDH Infant Mortality Surveillance
Office of Health Data and Research
For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.