Vol 14

Seeing It Through-Preventing Fetal & Infant Deaths

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Vol. 14
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No.3

For over a half century, the U.S. had edged steadily closer to preventing most infant deaths. Eliminating persistent racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality was a common goal being pursued actively by most communities. Then, in 2002, to the surprise of many, decades of decline ended.

For All It’s Worth: Leading with Values and Vision

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Vol. 14
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No.2

The CityMatCH Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Conference opened on September 10, 2005 in Fort Worth (TX) amid aftershocks from Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Conference organizers debated whether to cancel or postpone the conference, and in the end concluded there was no better time than the present to come together to share, learn, work, and heal. Some modifications were made to the Conference to reflect the gravity of the hurricane.

Promoting Healthy Weight: Local Health Departments Take Action

Volume: 
Vol. 14
Issue: 
No.1

Rates of overweight and obesity in the U.S. are fast rising and crosscutting, without respect for age, gender, race, culture, ethnicity. Adverse impacts linked to overweight and obesity suggest a public health approach is needed. CityMatCH membership concurs: the most recent embership assessment verifi ed that healthy weight is a top priority for their health departments.

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