Infant Mortality Summit

In January 2012, a Tennessee delegation attended a regional summit on Infant Mortality.  Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Health, the Sullivan County Health Department, Metro Nashville Public Health Department, TennCare, the West TN Regional Health Office, East TN State University — LIFEPATH, and Belmont University were in attendance.  Following that Summit, the Tennessee delegation met regularly to outline strategic state-level actions to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality in Tennessee.  The delegation felt that it was important to convene a statewide summit to review information on the causes of infant mortality, share Tennessee data, and empower local teams to generate change in their communities.

The “Tennesseans Teaming Up for Change:  Statewide Infant Mortality Summit

it 2012” was held on September 20, 2012 at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville.  Forty-two local community teams were in attendance.  Attendees heard from state, regional, and national speakers during morning and afternoon plenary sessions as well as topic-focused breakout sessions.  At the end of the day, teams huddled to share what they had learned, discuss the infant mortality problem in their community, and write a brief plan of action for improving birth outcomes in their community.

Archived conference presentations, as well as other conference materials, are available through the links below.

Archived Conference Presentations

Other Conference Materials

  • Agenda
  • Presenter Bios
  • Team List
  • CME Information
  • TN Data
  • TN Reports

Community Action Planning

  • “I Believe” Statements
  • Community Action Plan Summary

Archived Webinars

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