Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM)

2022 Events and Information

OCPIM Co-Chairs: Stacy Scott, Ph.D., MPA and James Greenberg, MD 

If you are not a member and would like to join our collaborative, please click here to complete our OCPIM Regional Membership Application!

 

2022 Third Quarter Regional Meetings

Dear OCPIM Members,

We invite you to attend our upcoming Q3 regional meetings. All regions will meet during the months of July and August. Your regional affiliation is based on your county. Please find a list of OCPIM regions attached for your reference. Please register to attend your regional meeting with the links provided below. You will have the option to download a calendar invitation once you register. We hope you can join us!

Northwest Regional Quarterly Meeting

Northeast Regional Quarterly Meeting

Central Regional Quarterly Meeting

Southwest Regional Quarterly Meeting

Southeast Regional Quarterly Meeting

 

Sincerely,

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA and Jim Greenberg, MD

OCPIM Co-Chairs

 

 

Working to Make Breastfeeding and Safe Infant Sleep a National Norm one Community at a Time -- Friday, June 24 @ 12 p.m.

Thank you to all who were able to attend the recent OCPIM statewide town hall meeting: Advancing Equity: How Can Ohio Communities Use Data to Develop Solutions and Shift Power? You can access the meeting recording here. Access Passcode: 7B8$nQ?8

Please join Baby 1st Network as we participate in discussions with Dr. Lori Winter-Feldman and Dr. Michael H. Goodstein to reflect on their work with the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) to make safe infant sleep and breastfeeding a national norm. They have served as faculty on the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN) Initiative for the last five years. An initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau which used a change management approach to identifying and overcoming barriers in integrating safe sleep and breastfeeding.

Topic: Working to Make Breastfeeding and Safe Infant Sleep a National Norm one Community at a Time.

When: Jun 24, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this webinar: click here

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fhxp7mLSTZOefw4FmVhvgQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

OCPIM Statewide Town Hall -- Friday, June 24, 2022

 

 

Q2 Regional Meetings for 2022

(posted 4/12/22)

We invite you to attend our upcoming Q2 regional meetings. (See the map of regions below.) All regions will meet during the month of May. Your regional affiliation is based on your county. Please find a list of OCPIM regions attached for your reference. Please register to attend your regional meeting with the links provided below. You will have the option to download a calendar invitation once you register. We hope you can join us!

Northwest Regional Quarterly Meeting

May 6, 2022 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET

Click here to register.

Northeast Regional Quarterly Meeting

May 6, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Click here to register.

Central Regional Quarterly Meeting

May 13, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Click here to register.

Southwest Regional Quarterly Meeting

May 13, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Click here to register.

Southeast Regional Quarterly Meeting

May 27, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Click here to register.

 

OCPIM Regions 

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First Quarter 2022 OCPIM Town Hall Meeting -- Post Meeting Report

Thank you all for joining, and a special thanks to our presenters and regional leads for their reports. Nearly 150 OCPIM Members were on the video call! Keep watching this site for more information and updates in the coming weeks. 

Stacy and Jim

 

Recording:

Topic: Ohio Communities Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reproductive and Perinatal Health
Date: Mar 25, 2022 09:48 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click here for the First Quarter OCPIM Town Hall Meeting Recording. Access Passcode: ?Hw5!Y2L

Presentation:

Click here for the First Quarter OCPIM Town Hall Meeting PowerPoint Slide Presentation

Reminder:

OCPIM is hiring community change agents (paid, temporary, contractual) to build awareness around our efforts to reduce infant mortality in Ohio. Click here for the job description and application. 

Updates from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH):

ODH BMCFH sponsored a webinar in February for staff and external partners on the importance of COVID vaccination for pregnant/lactating women and some tips for working with patients who have questions about the vaccines or are hesitant.  Dr. Tabitha Jones-McKnight, ODH Assistant Medical Director (and a pediatrician) moderated the session with two OB-GYNs.  We surveyed our local partners for the questions they get from patients for the webinar content.  Here is the link to the recording.

https://odh.ohio.gov/about-us/offices-bureaus-and-departments/bmch/resou...

Infant Mortality Reports (ODH updates 03/25/22):

The 2020 IM Report is under review.

The Governor’s Eliminating Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force recommendations are under review.  Allison Payten joined our team as the Infant Vitality Project Manager.  In partnership with other state agencies, Allison will coordinate the implementation of the approved recommendations and align with the Ohio Council to Advance Maternal Health, our Title V/Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, the State Health Improvement Plan, and other existing groups and plans. 

Title V

Rhonda Huckaby joined our team as the Title V/Maternal and Child Health Block Grant coordinator. 

Our state has secured single state intensive technical assistance to assist us in implementing action plans to address equity within our bureau and Title V program as well as our external partnerships. 

Home Visiting and Maternal and Infant Wellness

New home visiting rules became effective on January 31, 2022.  Changes include: better alignment with evidence-based model requirements; allowing services until the child is five; eligibility determination by Central Intake and Referral; and removing risk factors from statewide eligibility determination (now only 200% of the Federal Poverty Level).

The ODH MIECHV program experienced a federal site visit this past month.  The Ohio program was commended for our work. 

Our home visiting program continues to expand, and partnership with ODM and ODJFS has been an important part of our efforts.  We are also partnering with the Community Pathways/HUBs on a referral project. 

As of January 2022, Lorain County (Lorain County Public Health as lead) has been added as the tenth Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) county working collaboratively with ODH and the Ohio Department of Medicaid to reduce the Black infant mortality rate.

In December 2021, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiative, ODH announced that 44 organizations with services in 41 counties would receive $5 million to support maternal and child health efforts. 

Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) takes place every year from April 11 –17 and was officially recognized by the White House on April 13th, 2021. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, BMHW is a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US (https://blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw/).  

The Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) program was established in 2010 as an enhanced surveillance program to monitor maternal mortality in Ohio (https://odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/pregnancy-associated-mortality-re...).  In Ohio, we know that every year, approximately 2,000 Ohio women experience a severe maternal morbidity, or an unexpected outcome of labor and delivery that results in significant short- or long-term consequences to a woman’s health, and 21 women die of complications related to their pregnancy. 

We have a number of strategies underway that include OPCIM members as partners.

The PAMR program continually works to improve maternal mortality data collection, specific to addressing Black maternal health. For example, in early 2020 the PAMR program introduced three new contributing factor classifications: discrimination, interpersonal racism, and structural racism.  These were added as a result of the work of a CDC group to support Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) in their efforts to better measure and document the contributions of discrimination and racism to maternal mortality (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10995-021-03284-3).  

Free materials programs can order: By using the link: Hear Her.

More information about Black Maternal Health Week can be found at https://blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw/

OCPIM members may also be interested in this report:

In December 2021 the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) released a report, MMRCs: Sharing Power with Communities. This work was the result of a partnership with BMMA, AMCHP and CDC. The BMMA team hosted an Instagram live session on MMRCs.  The recording is available online. As a next step, BMMA has partnered with CDC Foundation to support MMRC efforts to engage community members.  As part of this project, BMMA will be working in-depth with one state to conduct listening sessions among community members, MMRC members and staff to help prioritize and implement some of the recommendations from the report.  This work will provide technical guidance on how MMRCs can further engage community members and culminate in a toolkit on how to center community voices and increase transparency of the MMRC process. <We can add additional language on how Ohio PAMR is implementing suggestions from the report.>

For information about COVID-19: coronavirus.ohio.gov
1-833-4-ASK-ODH

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OCPIM Statewide Town Hall -- Friday, March 25, 2022

Please join the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) for the upcoming Statewide Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Friday, March 25, 2022 from 10:00 am to Noon on Zoom. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on healthcare systems and potentially on pregnancy outcomes. Our town hall meeting will address vaccination hesitancy among birthing people and focus on the resources available to promote COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state. 

Topic: Ohio Communities Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reproductive and Perinatal Health

Click here to register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Save the Dates!

Here's the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) Schedule for 2022

Statewide Townhall Meetings for 2022

1st Quarter – Friday, March 25th 10:00 am to Noon

2nd Quarter – Friday, June 24th 10:00 am to Noon

3rd Quarter – Friday, September 23rd 10:00 am to Noon

4th Quarter – Friday, November 18th 10:00 am to Noon

OCPIM Regional Meetings for 1st Quarter 2022

Northwest Region Quarterly Meeting:

  • Q1: 1st Friday, March 4th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Click here to register.)

Northeast Region Quarterly Meeting:

  • Q1: 2nd Friday, February 25th 10:00 to 11:00 am (Click here to register.)

Central Region Quarterly Meeting:

  • Q1: 1st March 4th 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Click here to register.)

Southwest Region Quarterly Meeting:

  • Q1: 4th Friday, February 25th 10:00 to 11:00 am (Click here to register.)

Southeast Region Quarterly Meeting:

  • Q1: 1st Friday, March 4th 10:00 to 11 am (Click here to register.)

Watch here and on our Facebook Page in the coming weeks for more information and registration links. 

 

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About the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM)

It’s all about the name of our organization: OCPIM.

IM stands for infant mortality. Our “north star” is infant mortality. We must always consider any intervention, policy or community engagement activity through that filter.

P stands for prevention. We want to eliminate infant mortality. Why “eliminate?” Because no death is acceptable. An aspirational goal is important for all of us.

C stands for collaborative. We are a collaborative. OCPIM members represent stakeholder organizations that embrace the elimination of infant mortality as an important strategic goal. We seek to learn from each other to eliminate infant mortality.

O stands for Ohio. The geography that defines our key outcomes is the State of Ohio. Our successes and our challenges are defined by state-wide outcomes.

Our Vision

Working together to eliminate infant mortality in Ohio.

Our Mission

To eliminate preventable infant mortality and improve the health of all women of childbearing years throughout the state of Ohio through sharing of data, best practices, community engagement, and advocacy.

Our Purpose

As a statewide partnership, OCPIM will function as a platform for community engagement, exchange of best practices, data management, and advocacy. Success will be defined by the important infant health outcomes, driving infant mortality reduction, including extreme preterm birth, sleep-related infant death, and congenital malformations.

Who We Are       

Members of OCPIM include stakeholder organizations from throughout Ohio who desire to work together on behalf of a common goal to eliminate infant mortality through interventions based upon available evidence and informed by high-quality data.

Membership recruitment is ongoing we want to seek out diverse partnerships with an emphasis being placed non-traditional community level organizations, that can guide activities through a critical race lens as we work to achieve equity in Ohio's birth outcomes.

Membership Focus

OCPIM and its members will focus on four organizational activities:

•      Community engagement to support those at most risk to experience the direct consequences of infant death and suboptimal birth outcomes.

•      Exchange of non-traditional interventions and practices designed to improve birth outcomes in Ohio. This includes unsuccessful as well successful practices.

•      Optimization of relevant data collection, analysis, and dissemination among stakeholder organizations.

•      Advocate for legislation and policies that optimize women’s health, improve birth outcomes, and eliminate preventable infant mortality.

 

About the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality 2.0

OCPIM will continue to build upon established collaborations through recruitment and engagement strategies.

•      This work will continue to elevate the work of all OCPIM members and identify opportunities for synergy and spread.

•      OCPIM advocacy work will be based upon data-driven, evidence-based principles that reflect a commitment to equity and social justice in communities across Ohio.

•      OCPIM will work to access timely, transparent, consistent data to evaluate our progress.

 

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2021 Events and Information

Nov. 19th OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING 

If you missed the November Quarterly, no worries! Here are the recording and presentations from the zoom meeting. For those who did make it, thank you for joining and we will see you next year in 2022!

Meeting Topic: Addressing Systems Change: Working to Achieve Equity in Infant SurvivalTopic: Addressing Systems Change: Working to Achieve Equity in Infant Survival

Start Time: Nov 19, 2021 09:50 AM

Panel Discussion -- Combating Racism: Adapting a Quality Framework, Empowering Communities to Champion Change
 

Panelists

Jarvis Gray, MHA, FACHE, CMO-OE, CLSSBB, PMP
CEO/Founder, The Quality Coaching Company

Cheniqua Morales, BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM, C-ONQS
Quality & Safety Improvement Specialist, Empowered Clinical Solutions

Lauren Nunally, MPH, RM, BSN, RNC-OB, Q-ONQS
Nurse Midwife, Perinatal Quality & Equity Consultant, Synergize Consulting 

Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting (State and Regional View)

Andrea Arendt, Epidemiology Supervisor
Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Medicaid Updates

Mylynda Drake
Alternative Payment
Model Administrator

Ohio Department of Health Updates

Dyane Gogan Turner
Chief of Maternal, Child &
Family Health

Meeting Recording:

Click here to view recording. Access Passcode: VzN+yc.0

Presentations:

Click here for ODH Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Presentation

Click here for ODH Updates Presentation

Click here for Department of Medicaid Updates Presentation

Click here for the full OCPIM Town Hall Presentation

 

Thanks for Joining!!

 

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING -- Friday, Nov. 19 from 10a.m.-noon

Join us for our next OCPIM Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Zoom. 

When: Nov 19, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Addressing Systems Change: Working to Achieve Equity in Infant Survival

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W48-XugMS1eZv5O5ovRHIw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

See you then!

 

July 30th OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING 

Topic: The Winning Equation: Benefits of Greater Male Involvement for Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
Start Time: Jul 30, 2021 09:46 AM

Meeting Recording:
https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/XvD-ZowDCVCXFs-Yq4PBEJKQXEPdmr1Cg0A5nK...

Access Passcode: ocpim@421

 

Thanks for Joining!!

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING -- Friday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon

When: Jul 30, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Winning Equation: Benefits of Greater Male Involvement for Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eJ6bUccaTleTOlPd0i8VSg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING 

April 30 Recording featuring Nicole Deggins, Midwife

If you missed the April Quarterly, no worries! Here's the recording from the zoom meeting with our guest speaker from Louisana, Nicole Deggins, Midwife and CEO and Founder of Sista Midwife Productions. 

Topic: Birthing Justice: Black Mothers Do Matter!

Start Time : Apr 30, 2021 09:31 AM

Meeting Recording:

Click here for a recording of the April 30 OCPIM Virtual Town Hall Meeting. 

Access Passcode: ocpim@421

 

Thanks for Joining!!

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

January 29, 2021

Building Trust: Achieving the Possible

Thank you all for joining the Jan. 29th Town Hall meeting! Here are the presentations and a recording from the call. Watch your email for the upcoming newsletter announcing our next virtual meeting and upcoming regional and state meetings:

Click here for a recording of the Jan. 29 OCPIM Virtual Town Hall Meeting. 

Below are the PowerPoint presentations from the Jan. 29th Town Hall Meeting:

Main Speaker: Cradle Cincinnati

ODH -- Ohio Statistics

Southwest

Central

Northeast

Thank you, everyone, for your energy and growing support for this important initiative!

Also, if you are not a member and would like to join our collaborative, please click here to complete our OCPIM Regional Membership Application!

 

Topic:  OCPIM Town Hall: Building Trust: Achieving the Possible

Description:  Please Join Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality for the upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meeting. January 30, 2021, 10:00 am to Noon. The agenda will focus on addressing the inequities that still prevail in maternal and infant morbidity. In this new year, OCPIM will build trust and strengthen the collaboration in communities across Ohio. Together, we will make a difference.

Click here to register!

 

2020 Activity

Thanks for Joining!! OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Friday, Oct. 30th from 10 a.m. to Noon 

Thank you all for joining the Oct. 30th Town Hall meeting today. With 200+ participants, Dr. James provided an eye-opening, profound presentation on the state of infant mortality in the state of Ohio and the call to action to save our babies. Here are the presentations and a recording from the call. Watch your email for the upcoming newsletter announcing our next virtual meeting:

Click here for a recording of the October 30 OCPIM Virtual Town Hall Meeting. 

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation from the Town Hall Meeting.

 

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Maternal and Child Health: Advocacy, Policies, and Programs

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to Noon 

Dear OCPIM Membership,

Please Join the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) for the upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Our agenda will focus on legislation and policies that optimize women's health, improve birth outcomes, and eliminate preventable infant mortality.

When: Oct 30, 2020 10:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Maternal and Child Health: Advocacy, Policies, and Programs

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dAupQ_45TJasMLMUwF80uw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 


Thanks for Joining!! OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING -- Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to noon

Thank you all for joining the town hall meeting today. With nearly 300 participants, there were great presentations from national and state-wide experts. Here are the presentations and a recording from the call. Watch your email for the upcoming newsletter announcing our next virtual meeting:

Click here for a recording of the May 29 OCPIM Virtual Town Hall Meeting. 

Recording Password: 9j.1=ELU

Dr. Anthony Bobo

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Medicaid Telehealth Presentation 

OCPIM Town Hall Presentation

 

OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING -- Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon

Dr. Greenberg and I are looking forward to you‘all joining us this Friday for the OCPIM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING from 10 a.m. to noon. We are excited to share with you that our guest speaker will be Dr. Anthony Bobo. A psychologist specializing in mental health and community development, Dr. Bobo will be speaking on the topic: The Second Pandemic: Coronavirus and Mental Health. Please see Dr. Bobo short bio below. In addition, as part of a panel discussion, we will address the greatest barriers to equitable care for new mothers and their families in the OCPIM regions as a result of COVID-19. 

If you have not registered please do by tapping on the link below:

https://www.nichq.org/registration-page-ohio-collaborative-prevent-infant-mortality-ocpim-virtual-town-hall

Anthony Bobo, Ph.D. is a nationally certified, licensed psychologist, speaker, and presenter who specializes in mental health, education, and community development. Dr. Bobo is the owner of Dr. Bobo, LLC., a private practice, and consulting firm, which provides psychological testing and therapy, and the past chairman of the Board of Directors for Spencer Perkins Center Foundation of Jackson Mississippi. This foundation plans and organizes community development activities for inner-city families.

A frequent presenter for the National Association of School Psychologists and the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Bobo presents internationally on issues related to cognitive functioning, social learning, and mental health. He holds several degrees, including an MBA, from The Ohio State University, Georgia State University, Kent State University, and Jackson State University. Dr. Bobo provides mental health therapy services in Atlanta, Georgia where he practices in three offices. Dr. Bobo is married with three adult children.

 

OCPIM 1st Quarter Updates PowerPoints (from the Jan. 24, 2020 Quarterly Virtual Meeting)

Thank you OCPIM members for joining on the call. Here are the available PowerPoint presentations for your review:

Centering Black Women

/sites/default/files/editor/Centering%20Black%20Women.pdf

Getting Healthy Zone

/sites/default/files/editor/Getting%20Healthy%20Zone%20PPT%20for%20OCPIM%20Webinar%202-21-20_0.pdf

 

Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Quarterly Meetings Dates and Locations

Friday, January 24. 2020, 10:00 am to Noon via Virtual Meeting

Friday, April 17, 2020, 10:00 to 1:00 (Athens, Ohio)

Friday, July 24, 2020, 10:00 am to Noon via Virtual Meeting

Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Dayton, Ohio)

 

1st Quarter Virtual Meeting

Here's what you need to join us for our first quarterly meeting of the year 2020!

 

When it's time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number (access code): 620 533 787

Meeting password: OCPIM2020 

 

Join by phone 

Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only) 
+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll 
Global call-in numbers 
 
Join from a video system or application
Dial 620533787@gisscenter.my.webex.com 
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.  
 

Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business

Dial 620533787.gisscenter.my@lync.webex.com

If you are a host, go here to view host information.

 

2019 Events

OCPIM 4th Quarter Updates (from the Nov. 7 Quarterly Meeting in Cleveland)

Thank you OCPIM members for turning out and networking with us in Cleveland and on the phone for the 4th Quarterly OCPIM Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. And, as always, the meeting was extremely informational. Here are the PowerPoint presentations and final agenda from the meeting, for your review:

/sites/default/files/editor/Media%20Advisory_OCPIM%20November%20Quarterly%20Meeting.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/Mahoning%20County%20OCPIM%20presentation.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/ReportCard-SlideSet-OCPIM%20Final-2019.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/OCPIM%20Advocacy%20Presentation.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/OEI%20OCPIM%20presentation.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/OCPIM%20Membership%20Survey%20slides.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/NICHQ_OCPIM%20110719.pdf

/sites/default/files/editor/OCPIM%20November%207%202019_1.pdf

 

 

OCPIM Quarterly Meeting on November 7 Announcement

Please take note that the OCPIM Quarterly Meeting scheduled for October 11, 2019 has been moved to Thursday, November 7, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. To register, go to https://ocpimquarterlymeeting.eventbrite.com. Meeting room and parking details will be sent in a separate email.

As many of you may already know, the YWCA Greater Cleveland and First Year Cleveland (FYC) will be hosting a two-day summit, 400 Years of Inequity: A Call to Action, November 8-9, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. The Summit is dedicated to addressing the cumulative disparate impact of how America has managed race and what the overall impact race has on today’s disparities. The event is designed to demonstrate how the inequities in social conditions forced upon slaves and their descendants provide the primary explanation for the racial disparities experienced today and provide an opportunity to come together to address how equity may finally be achieved for all Americans. For more information, go to https://cvent.me/07mge.

Conference planners have graciously offered a discount to OCPIM membership and it is their hope you may consider staying over and attending the summit. Once your OCPIM Quarterly Meeting registration is completed, you will receive an email directing you on how to register and receive the OCPIM discount for the 400 Years of Inequity: A Call to Action Summit.  Use code: OCPIM. 

 

OCPIM Update (July 2019):

The quarterly OCPIM Meeting (July 19, 2019), a visual session, was well attended with nearly 200 participants on the phone and online. The next meeting will be face-to-face in Cleveland on October 11, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location and agenda to be announced.

Co-chairs Dr. Jim Greenberg and Dr. Stacy Scott kicked off the quarterly meeting with introductory remarks and then handed over the reigns to Michelle Edison, OCPIM Northeast Region Co-Lead, for an update on the OCPIM Survey and to Karen Hughes, Program Advisor at the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and LaTonya McDowdell, Certified Community Health Worker, CLC, Moms2B Program to discuss the development of the Progesterone Messaging Toolkit and the dissemination plan. 

The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to the OCPIM Regional Updates. Click here for highlights:  http://www.baby1stnetwork.org/news/ocpim-quarter-meeting-summary

 

OCPIM Update (Jan. 2019):

If you weren't able to join our first quarterly meeting webinar, or would like to experience it again, click on "play recording" below. The  PowerPoint slides are included with the recording.

Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Quarterly Meeting

Friday, January 25, 2019

12:22 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Play recording (1 hr 51 min)

Recording password: Ud9tEFJc

 

About the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM)

It’s all about the name of our organization: OCPIM.

  • IM stands for infant mortality. Our “north star” is infant mortality. We must always consider any intervention, policy or community engagement activity through that filter.
  • P stands for prevention. We want to eliminate infant mortality. Why “eliminate?” Because no death is acceptable. An aspirational goal is important for all of us.
  • C stands for collaborative. We are a collaborative. OCPIM members represent stakeholder organizations that embrace the elimination of infant mortality as an important strategic goal. We seek to learn from each other to eliminate infant mortality.
  • O stands for Ohio. The geography that defines our key outcomes is the State of Ohio. Our successes and our challenges are defined by state-wide outcomes.

Our Vision

Working together to eliminate infant mortality in Ohio.

Our Mission

To eliminate preventable infant mortality and improve the health of all women of childbearing years throughout the state of Ohio through sharing of data, best practices, community engagement, and advocacy.

Our Purpose

As a statewide partnership, OCPIM will function as a platform for community engagement, exchange of best practices, data management, and advocacy. Success will be defined by the important infant health outcomes, driving infant mortality reduction, including extreme preterm birth, sleep-related infant death, and congenital malformations.

Who We Are       

Members of OCPIM include stakeholder organizations from throughout Ohio who desire to work together on behalf of a common goal to eliminate infant mortality through interventions based upon available evidence and informed by high-quality data.

Membership recruitment is ongoing we want to seek out diverse partnerships with an emphasis being placed non-traditional community level organizations, that can guide activities through a critical race lens as we work to achieve equity in Ohio's birth outcomes.

Membership Focus

OCPIM and its members will focus on four organizational activities:

•      Community engagement to support those at most risk to experience the direct consequences of infant death and suboptimal birth outcomes.

•      Exchange of non-traditional interventions and practices designed to improve birth outcomes in Ohio. This includes unsuccessful as well successful practices.

•      Optimization of relevant data collection, analysis, and dissemination among stakeholder organizations.

•      Advocate for legislation and policies that optimize women’s health, improve birth outcomes, and eliminate preventable infant mortality.

 

Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality 2.0

OCPIM will continue to build upon established collaborations through recruitment and engagement strategies.

•      This work will continue to elevate the work of all OCPIM members and identify opportunities for synergy and spread.

•      OCPIM advocacy work will be based upon data-driven, evidence-based principles that reflect a commitment to equity and social justice in communities across Ohio.

•      OCPIM will work to access timely, transparent, consistent data to evaluate our progress.

 

Two co-leaders will be assigned to each region. Click here to see the OCPIM Regionalization map. (More information to come