Fetal Infant Mortality Useful Links

Institute of Medicine, Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reproductive Health
CDC information on preterm birth

NCHS Data Brief: Recent Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States

The U.S. Infant Mortality Rate: International Comparisons, Underlying Factors, and Federal

Congressional Research Service report, April 2012

National Vital Statistics Report
International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe, 2010

Preventing Preterm Birth, Mayo Clinic

Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth – NCBI – National Institutes of Health
This site provides an article with at least six interventions suitable for immediate use in contemporary clinical practice within high resource settings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Birth Defects
The CDC Birth Defects site provides information to women to increase the chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and adopting healthy behaviors.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
The NBDPN is a volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of birth defects surveillance, research and prevention under one umbrella by maintaining a national network of state and population-based birth defects programs. Members include public health officials, epidemiologists, academics, parents, and others committed to understanding factors that may lead to birth defects, identifying strategies for reducing birth defects, and working to prevent potential secondary disabilities.

Health Equity Institute
The mission of the Health Equity Institute (HEI) is to create an intellectual environment that encourages diversity of perspectives, challenges conventional approaches, and produces innovative action-oriented research in the biomedical, social, and behavioral sciences in order to improve health, eliminate health disparities, and establish equity in health.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on preventions.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
A national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance abuse treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families.