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2021 Virtual Grantee Meeting Plenary: SACIMM and Healthy Start: Same Birthday, Same Mission

November 5, 2021

As part of the 2021 Virtual Grantee Meeting, a plenary session on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (SACIMM) was held. During this session, participants learned:

  • the history of SACIMM and its relationship to Healthy Start;
  • the Committee’s purpose/charge, and what the Committee has recommended to HHS to reduce infant and maternal mortality and eliminate disparities in these outcomes;
  • which recommendations are relevant to Healthy Start and how grantees can influence SACIMM.


Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, SACIMM
Belinda Pettiford, MPH, SACIMM
Vanessa Lee, MPH, DHSPS/MCHB