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Maternal and Infant Health

Collaborating with Ohio Hospitals to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

OHA’s Institute for Health Innovation, under a directive of the OHA Board of Trustees and the Board’s Clinical Advisory Committee, developed a multi-faceted set of initiatives to impact change at the hospital level and to support efforts of member hospitals working in their local communities to improve maternal and infant health in Ohio.

Through collaborations OHA is working with hospitals and community organizations on several statewide programs. OHA launched the Good4Baby initiative to address infant mortaility in the state with focus areas comprised of safe infant sleep and early elective deliveries. A partnership with the Ohio Department of Health established the state's first recognition program for hospitals committing to breastfeeding programs. OHA is also working with the Ohio Department of Health to lead a national maternal health initiative, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM).