CityMatCH announces the rebirth of the PPOR Learning Network call series. Register for the first call "PPOR 101" to be held this Friday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. CST. It will cover the basics of how PPOR analysis works and how it guides community practice (Phase 1 and Phase 2).
As CityMatCH’s Executive Director, I am pleased to bring you this issue celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR). For over twenty years, CityMatCH has strived as an organization to reduce health disparities and translate the science of public health to practice. PPOR has played a key role in our history by demonstrating that addressing feto-infant mortality rates in a way that empowers the community and utilizes the available data is not only possible, but achievable.
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.
Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) is a comprehensive approach to help communities use data to reduce infant mortality. Designed for use in US cities with high infant mortality rates, PPOR brings community stakeholders together to build consensus and partnership based on local data.