Track 4 - Health Equity

Sharing Session - 30 Minutes

E6 - Using Community-Level Data to Reveal Disparities in Infant Mortality Rates, Okaloosa County (FL), 2004-2016

Wednesday, July 11
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Balcony L

This session will show participants how to identify communities with high infant mortality rates (IMR) and racial disparities, determine whether infant deaths in those areas were preventable, and highlight areas for targeted intervention to reduce infant mortality and improve health equity.

Keywords

Health Equity, Maternal and Child Health, Research/Evidence-Based

Erika F. Cathey, MPH

Biological Scientist IV
Florida Department of Health

Erika Cathey, MPH, is a research epidemiologist at the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County Florida. After graduating with her MPH from the University of West Florida, Ms. Cathey served as a Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow (FL-EIS) witht the Florida Department of Health for two years. Her research includes a ten-year retrospective cohort study of Vibrio vulnificus infections in Florida, and a large tuberculosis contact investigation involving two hospitals.

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