Gerd Clabaugh

Gerd Clabaugh

“Iowa Department of Public Health has been a long-time partner of Healthy Birth Day, Inc. and the Count the Kicks public health campaign. Our state has seen a 32 percent reduction in Iowa’s fetal death rate while the rest of the country has remained relatively stagnant. I believe this highly effective, evidence-based campaign is a model for the nation and will help save nearly 7,500 babies every year in the U.S. when all states realize the same success we’ve had. This Iowa-based campaign has the power to help abate fetal deaths in our country.”

— Gerd Clabaugh, Director, MPA, Iowa Department of Public Health