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In 2022, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health formed the Stillbirth Working Group of Council (WG), a subgroup of the NICHD’s National Advisory Child Health and Human Development (NACHHD) Council, in response to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request to lead a congressionally mandated task force to examine stillbirth in the United States.  The working group released its final report to HHS, Working to Address the Tragedy of Stillbirth on March 15, 2023. NICHD will continue to lead this congressionally mandated task force examining stillbirth to identify:

  • Current knowledge on stillbirth and prevention,
  • Areas of improvement for data collection,
  • Current resources for families impacted by stillbirth, and
  • Next steps to gather data and lower the rate of stillbirth in the United States. 

The working group will hold it’s next meeting in January to discuss these issues.

Dates and Times

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (Virtual)
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Open Session – Register By
Noon EST on January 23, 2024

Additional Information

Registration to this virtual meeting is open to the public. Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should 1) indicate their need during the registration process and 2) notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

The open session will be streamed and can be accessed from the NIH Videocasting website (


During the live stream, viewers may submit questions from the NIH Videocasting website to the Email Address listed below.
Please note: Due to time limitations, not all questions will be answered during the meeting. The committee will respond to unanswered questions by February 7, 2024.


Any interested person may submit written comments to the Committee using the Email Address below.
In the written comment, please include name, address, telephone number and (when applicable) business or professional affiliation of the interested person. Written comments are due to the Committee by February 21, 2024.