Infant Mortality Prevention in St. Joseph County – It’s Much More Than Safe Sleep
Presented By: Tucker Balam, DO and Sally A. Dixon, RN
Dr. Balam returned to Memorial in 2016 after practicing in rural Washington State. Prior to returning, he utilized his OB fellowship training and procedural skills acquired in residency to care for the underserved population in Omak, Washington. He has special interests in women’s health, sports medicine and the benefits of Osteopathy. In 2018, he began as the OB Fellowship Director and is an ALSO certified instructor. He is currently developing the osteopathic curriculum at Memorial.
He and his wife have been married since 2002 and take great pride in their three children. He is active as a team physician for USA weightlifting and the International Weightlifting Federation, where he helps care for beginner to Olympic-level athletes. In addition to medical coverage and being a certified referee, he competes in weightlifting and is trying to qualify for international competition.
As a Registered Nurse, Sally Dixon has spent her career caring and advocating for women and infants. In her current role as the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Coordinator at the St. Joseph County Department of Health, Sally facilitates community action to address system, clinical, and policy factors that contribute to infant and maternal mortality, pregnancy loss, and racial and socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes. Prior to her position in public health, Sally worked in labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, as grant writer, and as a stay-at-home mom. Sally serves on the Indiana State Department of Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee, the Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board, and the Family and Children Center’s Advisory Committee in St. Joseph County. While born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Sally has lived most of her adult life in the Midwest. In 2005, Sally moved from Columbus, Ohio to Granger, Indiana with her husband, Dan, and their two children, Sam and Audrey. Sally is a graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Healthcare Psychology from Graceland University.
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