A Fetal Infant Mortality Review Project
Sedgwick County has a community health problem that is affecting it's smallest, most vulnerable residents - high infant mortality rates. The overall rate of infant death in Sedgwick County is 7.4 per 1,000 live births and a staggering 18.8 in every 1,000 live black infant births. The Sedgwick County Health Department program is taking a community approach to understanding and addressing this important public health indicator.
Project Imprint is a community initiative involving multiple disciplines, organizations and individuals seeking answers as to why infants are dying in our county. Based on data review and interviews with parents who have experienced a loss, Project Imprint makes recommendations that may result in increased knowledge about the issue, changes to service delivery and policy change.
2014 Project Imprint Quarterly Progress Update
- Access Palm Card
- Project Imprint Poster - English
- Project Imprint Poster - Spanish
- Kansas Blue Ribbon Panel on Infant Mortality
- Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network
- Kansas March of Dimes Chapter
- Dr. Michael Lu's work on fighting disparities in infant mortality
- Article: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Infant Mortality Rates
- Count the Kicks
- Maternal Infant Health Coalition Asset Map of Sedgwick County
- United Way of the Plains 2-1-1
- Kansas Children's Service League Parent Helpline, 1-800-CHILDREN