Dayton Children’s Hospital and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County both hosted events Thursday centered around Ohio’s high infant mortality rate. Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant deaths in the country. Health officials and politicians alike want that to change.
During a two-hour session at Children’s Hospital, about 40 healthcare professionals and state legislators discussed some of the reasons for high infant deaths in the state.
Roundtable discussions on infant mortality rates continue in Dayton Thursday, and members of the Ohio Senate, public health officials and health professionals in Dayton will gather with a common purpose in mind – to lower infant death rates in Ohio.
According to officials at Dayton Children’s Hospital, in Montgomery County one infant dies every 4-6 weeks.
It’s a statewide problem. Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country.
Members of the Ohio Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health, and Human Services and other health professionals from around the state will be in Cincinnati Thursday to discuss how to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate.