Ohio is working diligently to reduce its rate of infant mortality - the death of a live born baby before its first birthday - and to reduce its rate of fetal mortality - the death of a fetus before birth.
The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) and the Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) are each working with interventions which may reduce the risk of infant or fetal death. Please visit their respective pages to learn more.
Ohio Senate Bill 332 requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to provide a quarterly report of infant and fetal mortality, prematurity, and low birthweight. This is provided in the Ohio Quarterly Scorecard for Ohio. Additionally, these and additional indicators are provided in Appendix A as tables for Ohio, each of the OEI counties individually and combined, for all non-OEI counties combined, plus scorecards for combined rural counties. An additional set of these tables for Medicaid-covered infants or mothers is provided in Appendix B, along with a breakdown by the Medicaid plan covering the infant or mother.
The most current Quarterly Scorecard and Appendices, as well as previous infant mortality reports, may be found here.