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Reducing Infant Mortality in Indiana

Reducing Infant Mortality in Indiana

Reducing Infant Mortality in Indiana

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Noon – 1 pm EST


Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine and
Fairbanks School of Public Health

Program description:

Indiana’s infant mortality rate – the proportion of infants who die before their first birthday – is the eighth highest among U.S. states. Infant mortality results from a complex intersection of biological, social, economic, psychological and environmental factors. Data shows that more than a fourth of all infant deaths in Indiana occur in 3% of the state’s ZIP codes, and half of these ZIP codes are in Marion County. Improving birth outcomes is critical to improving the overall health of women and babies across Indiana.

About the speaker:

Dr. Nancy Swigonski is a pediatrician and health services researcher in the Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine whose current focus is infant mortality. Dr. Swigonski is known throughout the state and nationally for using improvement science to advance the quality of care for children. She is the architect of the Statewide Early Evaluation Hub system to decrease the age of diagnosis of developmental delays and autism spectrum disorder. In addition, Dr. Swigonski is a member of the Medicaid Advisory Cabinet and the Governing Council of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC) and co-chairs IPQIC’s Quality Improvement Committee. She is also the principal investigator of four projects focused on systems improvement in communities at high risk for infant mortality. Dr. Swigonski has received multiple honors, including the Community Service Award for the IU School of Medicine. She is a past president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the leading and most preventable causes of infant mortality.
  • Identify the risk factors for infant mortality.
  • Recognize racial disparities and social determinants contributing to infant mortality.
  • Distinguish what physicians, other medical professionals and organizations can do to improve infant mortality.





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CME Information                                                           

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

If you have questions, you may contact ISMA – Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or by email at seminars@ismanet.org.


10/17/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar
Online registration not available.