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Public Health 101: Ten Great Achievements
ScienceBlogs (blog)
From 1915 through 1997, the infant mortality rate declined greater than 90% to 7.2 per 1000 live births, and from 1900 through 1997, the maternal mortality ...

Students’ baby casket project ‘not like anything else’
by Nicole Kelley The Chieftain
As the lining of the first infant casket was stapled into place and a tiny pillow and blanket was laid out...

The Millennium Development....Guys?
RH Reality Check (blog)
And a recent study of maternal mortality funded by the Gates Foundation and published by the Lancet made no mention--not one--of the toll on women of unsafe

Crisis in the Crib – Black Infant Mortality in the US « Bloody Show
By k. emvee
So I've seen the numbers and I've read articles and blog posts about the infant mortality rate in the US. Let me tell you about the part of Crisis in the Crib that really hit it home for me. The film starts with a scene in a cemetery or ...

Improved Prenatal Care Could Reduce Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality
AlterNet
... and see the infant mortality crisis in the United States for what it is: one of the most shameful examples of health disparities in our country

Science & Sensibility » Infant Mortality and Nursing in Public
By Amy Romano
OK, I'm not making a claim that nursing in public protects against infant mortality (but hey, it's certainly plausible, on the public health level at least.) No, I'm writing about these two topics today because I'm hoping you'll go read ...


At Least Two Women Die Every Day During Childbi...

By noreply@allvoices.com

To be considered together with the mortality rate of women in child birth is the infant mortality rate. The United States is ranked 33.

 

Infant mortality rate indicates US health

Knoxville News Sentinel

I used infant mortality rates as an indicator of national health. We are rated as 33rd in infant mortality by the United Nations Population Division and ...


C Section

Caesarean sections rise 53% in US in 11 years  Mar 23 2010
True/Slant
Though C-Sections can help protect the lives of both mother and child during delivery, the infant mortality rate has remained virtually flat over that same ...

 

All Things Considered   March 24, 2010

C-Section Births At All-Time High

  

US by State

Alabama

Editorial: Slow Progress for Children
WSFA
It is very discouraging that Alabama ranks 45 th in the teen death rate; 49 th in the infant mortality rate and 48 th in the percentage of low birth-weight ...

Alabama near bottom in child wellness rankings
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
... in the nation on the nu

UAB fights growing infant mortality rate in Alabama    Mar 17 2010
The infant mortality rate in Alabama rose to 9.5 per 1000 births in 2008 according to statistics compiled by Auburn University in Montgomery. …

 

Stats show Ala. infant mortality rate up from '06 - WKRN ...

WKRN News Channel 2, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee, is your local source for late breaking news, sports, weather and traffic

 

Infant Mortality Rate Going Up in Alabama

CBS42

Alabama has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. It's so severe, that UAB has compared it to some third world countries..


Arizona

aug 1 to 7 breastfeeding week
Tucson Citizen
“Early initiation of breast feeding just one-hour after birth helps protect the child from acquiring infections and also reduces infant mortality. ...

Arizona again lags in report on key aspects of child health
Arizona Republic
The report looks at factors that range from infant mortality to the teen birth rate to the percentage of children living in poverty. ...

Arkansas
State Needs To Do Better For Children
Fort Smith Times Record
On the bright side, as noted, infant mortality rates and the child death rate have fallen significantly in Arkansas, 8 percent and 15 percent respectively. ...

California

Born too small … Born too soon
San Francisco Bay View
By now most of you know that African American women have the highest infant mortality rates in Bayview Hunters Point, a statistic that is also borne out in ...

Cesarean sections: increasing and profitable
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
KALW's Nathanael Johnson is working on an in-depth report on possible links between c-sections and maternal mortality. He found that whether or not .....

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, CNN Hero, Founds 'Birthing Project USA' To Reduce ...
Huffington Post (blog)
... and help them budget their personal finances. For her dedication to helping fight infant mortality rates, Hall-Trujillo was honored as a CNN Hero.

MOMS for the 21st Century: Proposed bill to improve maternal and infant care
Examiner.com
Our infant mortality also puts us at a ranking well below our international counter parts, which would undoubtedly shock the vast majority of Americans. ...


New Beginnings: Celebration of life [Lake County Record Bee, Lakeport, Calif.]

Behavioral Health Central (blog)

She said Lake County ranks 52nd in infant mortality and 49th in late prenatal care. Thomson said in 2002 the office of National Drug Control Policy ...


Colorado
Infant deaths in focus
Grand Junction Sentinel
By Amy Hamilton September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and Mesa County officials want parents and caregivers to be aware of the possibility of ...

Our thoughts: Colorado must prove that kids really do county
The Coloradoan
If there is a positive to be found in the comprehensive report, it is that Colorado has improved in five measurements: infant mortality rate, child death ...

Florida
Florida Achieves Positive Results in the Mother-Child Program
Radio Cadena Agramonet
... one of the best results obtained by Cuba in the Mother-Child Program with a infant mortality rate of 2.4 deaths per 1000 live births so far this year. ...

Statewide children's rights group launched
MiamiHerald.com
... half of states in child health, largely a result of the state's high infant mortality rate and the number of children born with low birth weights. ...

Orange County health department holds a different kind of baby shower
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
In an effort to reduce infant mortality — and the number of babies who weigh less than 5-pounds, 8 ounces at birth — the Orange County Health Department ...

Georgia

State cuts neonatal program
Moultrie Observer
Georgia has among the highest rates of infant mortality and low birth weight babies in the United States. The state's infant morality rate improved from ...

Helping Expectant Mothers Who Smoke
WJBF-TV
Dr. Janie Heath, MCG: "We know that when it comes to infant mortality, when it comes to low birth weighs, and pre-term babies, that our statistics in the ...

Health News - HealthCanal.com
Tobacco-cessation program helps pregnant smokers
“Georgia is also higher than the national average in infant mortality, premature births and low-birth-weight babies. We know smoking impacts the poor health ...

Atlanta radio stations in March of Dimes benefit at local malls August 6-7
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
... shoppers to give money to the March of Dimes, which funds research and programs aimed at preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. ...

Annual report: Georgia kids not improving
Rome News Tribune
Rankings remained unchanged for the percentage of children in single-parent families (43rd) and infant mortality rate (42nd). Percent of low-birthweight ...


Baby Luv Tries to Save Lives

WCTV

The goal of the program is to reduce the rate of infant mortality by 20% and the rate of low birth weight by 10% by the end of this year. ...


Illinois
Stopping services bad for Kane County
Chicago Daily Herald
... Women Infants & Children, teen parenting services and HealthWorks of Illinois helping reduce infant mortality rates, domestic violence and depression ...


Kane County cuts health care staff in half
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune
Dr. Dorothea Poulos of Elgin said the health department programs were a major reason for a decrease in infant mortality in the county. ...

 

Indiana
ISP warn parents about in-home drowning hazards
WANE
It's goal is to raise awareness of common safety issues in the home that lead to infant mortality. Ground rules for posting comments: No profanity or ...

THEIR VIEW: The kids aren't all right now
Muncie Star Press
So did the infant mortality rate. Likewise the death rate for children and teenagers, a development attributed to toughened driving laws leading to fewer ...

Agriculture might have impact on pregnancies
Muncie Star Press
Birth defects are the lead
ing cause of infant mortality in the US accounting for more than 20 percent of all infant deaths. There is a growing body of ...


Iowa

Iowa 6th in Kids Count
Omaha World-Herald
The teen death rate has decreased 27 percent, the infant mortality rate dropped 15 percent and the child death rate is down 14 percent. ...

Kansas

Boost Coming For Programs That Help Expectant Moms
Kaiser Health News
... dollars into similar home visitation programs for new and expecting mothers with the goal of reducing rates of premature birth and infant mortality. ...

Kansas 13th among states for raising children
Pratt Tribune
Kansas ranks 40th in the nation in infant mortality rate, falling from 29th place in 2000. The Kansas Legislature passed a policy to allow better collection ...

Looking Deeper Into Infant Mortality in Kansas
Kansas City infoZine
By Jason Eberhart-Phillips, MD - Why is the infant mortality problem in Kansas so bad, and why isn't it getting better? Topeka, KS - infoZine - Why have ...

Kentucky
Mixed Bag in Kentucky's Kids Count Ranking
Public News Service
In the 10 measures of child well-being, Kentucky has improved in four since 2000: infant mortality, child and teen death and percentage of teens not in ...

Louisana

Local, state health providers increase focus on early prenatal care
Shreveport Times
Brooks now focuses on educating individuals and groups about ways to reduce infant mortality. State officials are promoting a hot line and website that ...

State ranks 49th in nation for child well-being
Louisiana Weekly
The findings takes into account ten indicators that the foundation has tracked for years: The number of low-birthweight babies; infant mortality; ...

KIDS COUNT: Louisiana ranks 49th in child well-being
Alexandria Town Talk
Overall, conditions worsened on four indicators since 2000, including the rate of low birthweight babies, the infant mortality rate, the teen death rate and ...

Louisiana children have a hard road ahead, statistical review suggests
NOLA.com
In four categories — low birth weight, infant mortality, teen death rate, and percentage of children in single-parent families — the state's measures have ...

Our View: Let's prove that Louisiana's kids count
Alexandria Town Talk
At the same time, Louisiana lost ground elsewhere, including the rate of low birth-weight babies, the infant mortality rate, the teen death rate and the ...

Louisiana ranks 49th in child well-being
KSLA-TV
The state also ranked 48th in the infant mortality and child poverty rates; 47th in the child death rate, the teen death rate, and the percentage of teens ...

Local infant mortality higher among blacks than whites ...

HOUMA — Fewer babies live to see their first birthday in Louisiana than just about anywhere in the US, and the infant-mortality rate is far higher among ...

 

Maine

Maine slips in ranking for well-being of state's children
Morning Sentinel
Other areas trending upward in Maine include the high school dropout rate and teen birth rate, along with infant mortality and low-birthweight babies. ...

Maryland

Targeting infant mortality
Baltimore Sun
By Renee Ellen Fox, Wendy Lane and Bronwyn Mayden Although the infant mortality rate in Maryland showed a promising decline in 2009, there is little cause ...

Baltimore Has High Infant Mortality Rate
WJZ
Baltimore City has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Now there's a push to educate mothers and caretakers on how to keep infants ...

HEALTHKEY Baltimore to promote safe sleeping practices for babies
Baltimore Sun
Statewide, the infant mortality rate has been dropping, hitting its lowest point last year. There were 7.2 infant deaths per 1000 live births in Maryland in ...

Md. reports decline in infant mortality
Washington Post (blog)
Maryland health officials say the state's infant mortality rate has reached its lowest annual rate in 10 years. John M. Colmers, secretary of the Maryland ...

The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History ...

“Governor O'Malley and I are fully committed to reducing infant mortality across the state and especially in our most vulnerable communities. ...

 

Massachusetts
An interview with Presidential Citizens Medal recipient, Susan Retik
Examiner.com
... Afghan has proportionally the largest number of widows in the world, and that Afghan is the nation with the world's number one infant mortality rate. ...

Michigan

Autopsy reveals Devin Davis, baby born at Fashion Square Mall, died of a ...
The Saginaw News - MLive.com
Infant mortality rates are high in Saginaw County. Although the rates have dropped in recent years, there were 13.8 infant death per 1000 births in the city ...

Report: State economy impacting kids
Huron Daily Tribune
Also in the 2010 Kids Count report, Michigan was 40th in the country for infant mortality, with nearly eight deaths per 1000 live births, compared with a ...

LOCAL COMMENT Kids suffer as Michigan slips deeper into poverty
Detroit Free Press
Another area where Michigan lags behind most other states is infant mortality. Our rate (nearly eight infants out of every 1000 live births die before their ...

A link between hate, health?
Herald Palladium (subscription)
She will present the same information to a community task force dealing with infant mortality next week. "I never would have thought racism was a health ...

Health Care Heroes -- Winner: Roberto Romero, MD
Crain's Detroit Business
... attract research dollars to develop novel diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcome and infant mortality. ...

Poverty levels up

South Bend Tribune
Also of note: Indiana's infant mortality rate — at appallingly high levels in some counties, including St. Joseph — declined. Ideally, the Kids Count ...

Saginaw public health forum seeks input from residents on local health issues
The Saginaw News - MLive.com
The health department found infant mortality, cancer and asthma are among the top health issues in the county. Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death, ...

Guest column: How long should we deprive our youngest children?

The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.com
Michigan was 40th in the country for infant mortality, with nearly eight deaths per 1000 live births, compared with a national rate of 6.7 deaths per 1000. ...


Women, Infants and Children program: It works
The Morning Sun
Dramatic decrease in the infant mortality among Medicaid beneficiaries. • Improvement in weight gain and dietary intake in pregnant and postpartum women. ...

Report: Michigan slips in child well-being ranking
WXYZ
Michigan ranked 40th in infant mortality with 7.9 deaths per 1000 live births in 2007. The national average was 6.7 deaths. "This report reconfirms the ...

Minnesota

Minnesota still No. 2 in kids' health but ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The state showed improvements since 2000 in its rates of infant mortality, child deaths, teen deaths, teen pregnancies and school dropouts. ...


Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

This report describes the current status of infant mortality in Minnesota, ... efforts to address infant mortality, and discusses the ongoing need to reduce ...


Missouri
St. Louisans Respond To Diaper Crisis
FOX2now.com
"The St. Louis area has some of the worst infant mortality rates in our state, in our country," says Ohlemiller. " A baby born in Cuba today has a higher ...

Underserved Populations Struggle with Poverty, Disparities in Health Care
AAFP News Now
"Pause for a moment and look at the significant increase in death rates for homicide, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS," said Rodgers. ...

Report shows statewide dropout decrease
Columbia Daily Tribune
Conditions worsened in the areas of children in poverty, low birth weights and infant mortality. The dropout rate in Missouri decreased by 36 percent ...

Kids Count shows drop-out rate down, infant mortality up
Missourinet.com
Missouri's infant mortality rate was 7.5 infant deaths per 1000 live births in 2007, an increase of 4 percent since 2000.

Mississippi

Miss. pilot program targets infant mortality » Local News » The ...

JACKSON — Mississippi's latest effort to reduce one of the nation's highest infant mortality rates is based more on logic than hard science, the state's top ...


THE BURNED OVER DISTRICT: A guest post from Barbara O'Brien Mar 23 2010
By montag
Bt first, I want to tell you about Mississippi's infant mortality rate. The rate of infant mortality is the number of infants who are born alive but die before their first birthday, per 1000 live births. In other words, if infant ...


Nebraska

UNMC event focuses on preterm births in Nebraska
NTV
Turman's presentation will explore the high infant mortality rate for blacks in Nebraska, brain development in the final weeks of pregnancy and how Nebraska ...


New Hampshire

Healthiest state for kids? New Hampshire, study says
msnbc.com
Areas that have improved nationally — as well as in New Hampshire — are the infant mortality rate; the teen death rate; and the percent of teens neither ...


New Jersey
New Jersey and kids: Perfect together, with some exceptions
Dailyrecord.com
Instead the foundation assessment considers far more important factors, including infant mortality rate, child death rate, teen death rate, teen birth rate, ...

Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation pledges $500000 to Lehigh Valley ...
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
Services of the regional health department will include restaurant inspections; vaccinations; prevention of infant mortality and low-weight births; ...

New Mexico

Community members jailed to raise money for March of Dimes
Trading Markets (press release)
Infant mortality rates are slightly higher than the national average, she said. In an average week, 81 babies are born too soon and too small, Huett said. ...


NM ranks near last in US for child welfare
The New Mexico Independent
Only for infant mortality did the state rank better than the national average, at 13th place, with 6.3 babies dying per 1000 live births, compared to a US ...

New Mexico in bottom five in child well-being
El Defensor Chieftain
The one bright spot is the state's infant mortality rate (13th in the nation); the only indicator for which New Mexico does better than the national average ...

New York

Free mobile service for moms-to-be
Queens Courier
... program is citywide, Text4Baby is also targeting areas of NYC that have especially high levels of prematurity, low birth weight, and infant mortality. ...

Maternal Mortality: Though Boro Moms Fare Well Overall, Some Areas Show ...
Queens Tribune
... pregnancy-associated mortality, said Judith Sackoff, the Director of Research & Evaluation for the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health at ...

Glamourmom pledges up to $1 million in nursing apparel in honor of World ...
Examiner.com
A lower breastfeeding rate can heavily affect Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) (number of deaths of babies less than one year of age per 1000 live births). ...

Pertussis Awareness Takes Center Stage in Times Square With the Sound Off ...
PR Newswire (press release)
... March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. ...

'Today Show' Highlights Be a Hero for Babies Day
PR Newswire (press release)
... March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. ...

Maternal Mortality Rates in New York Rival Developing Countries
Voice of America

A new report shows that maternal mortality, however, remains a serious threat - even in wealthy, industrialized nations. A report released by New York ...

 

NYC Maternal Pregnancy Deaths Twice the National Average

NBC New York

During that time, NYC's maternal mortality ratio -- the number of maternal deaths per 100000 pregnancies -- was 23.1 while the national rate was 11.8.


Panera Bread Donates Breakfast to March of Dimes Fundraiser

RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)

... which uses donated monies to provide babies with healthy starts in life by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality


North Carolina

Walk raises millions for babies
Shelby Star
In 2009, the March of Dimes invested $20.3 million in research to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. ...

NC works to improve children's well-being
Asheville Citizen-Times
But the number of low-weight babies in the state has increased and the infant mortality rate, or the number of babies that die before their 1st birthday per ...

Endangered babies
Winston-Salem Journal
"Normally, when the economy goes bad, infant mortality goes up, even when your service system is in place," said Tom Vitaglione, the chairman of the Child ...

State's lactation aid

News & Observer
The third win may be the biggest of all: the overall public health of our state, measured in reduced infant mortality and illness, as well as enormous ...

MomsRising: Legislators spare major cuts to programs for kids
WRAL.com (blog)
Other highlights included full funding of the infant mortality programs, which include the Safe Sleep and Folic Acid campaigns. Protecting these programs ...

NC receives unflattering ranking for child welfare
News14.com
Tom Vitaglione of Action for Children said the state has improved in some areas like infant mortality and teen pregnancy. But a study from 2008 showed ...

Guilford County Blogs | Public Health Department  March 23 2010
By Connie Lawson
The Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality has been awarded a $37320 grant from the March of Dimes Foundation.These funds will be used for continuation of Spanish in
terpretation services for the Adopt-A-Mom program. ...


North Dakota

North Dakota March of Dimes community director works to prevent premature births
Minot Daily News
"We want to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality," said Gerner. "It's empowering and overwhelming ...

ND falls in study that ranks child well-being
Jamestown Sun
Two other of the 10 categories measured dealt with birth, infant mortality rate, and low birth rate. While North Dakota ranks fourth in the nation for low ...


Oregon

Fight To Reduce Premature Births
KEZI TV
They're both programs that are decreasing the number of preterm labors and infant mortality here," said Southern Oregon Division Director Aimee Knabe. ...

Bikers Ride Across Oregon for Babies
Salem-News.Com
... innovative research, education and advocacy in the quest to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

The real winners in health care reform: kids

OregonLive.com
The reality is, when it comes to the well-being of our children, there are areas -- including our high rates of childhood obesity and infant mortality ...


Ohio

Ohio's efforts result in fewer preterm births
Plain Dealer
In assessing a child's well-being, Ohio ranks 35th of all states in infant mortality, at 7.7 per 1000 live births. The government's Healthy People 2010 ...

Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Improves Infant Health, Controls Costs

PR Newswire (press release)

The Ohio infant death rate for all births regardless of gestation was 7.3 per 1000 live births. In addition to the scheduled birth and infant mortality ...


Babies are dying while sleeping with parents

Dayton Daily News

Ohio's infant mortality rate of 7.7 per 1000 births ranks eighth-worst among the 50 states, according to the 2009 Ohio Child Fatality Review report. ...


Pennsylvania
CMU symposium to focus on creating positive social change
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Infant mortality, she said, was directly related to socio-economic status. "You had women who didn't have access to affordable care, transport to existing ...

Rhode Island

2010 National KIDS COUNT Data Book
Providence Business News
The 21st annual KIDS COUNT Data Book indicators show five areas of improvement as a nation: infant mortality, child deaths, teen deaths, teen births, ...

South Carolina

Health calendar
The State
South Carolina's 2008 infant mortality rate declined 6 percent in the most recent annual statistics, dropping to its lowest point in 20 years. ...

SC infant death rate reaches 20-year low
WPDE
by Continuous News Desk Press Release - South Carolina's 2008 infant mortality rate of 8.0 deaths for each 1000 live births has declined by 6 percent from ...

Poor, single-mother families on the rise in South Carolina
Journal Watchdog
South Carolina Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, found the state's infant mortality rate was down, as were teen births and teens ...

South Dakota
Brookfield youth to volunteer at Sioux reservation in South Dakota
Danbury News Times
BROOKFIELD -- A local church group is going on a mission trip to a place where the infant mortality rate is five times the national average, ...

Tennessee
Infant Mortality Rates Higher in HamCo
WTVC
Christina Featherstone from the Hamilton County Health Department says the county has the second highest infant mortality rate in Tennessee, ...

The Blues Project Hopes to Fight Infant Mortality in Hamilton County
WDEF News 12
Hamilton County is fighting back against the 2nd highest infant mortality rate in the state. BlueCross BlueShield provided a $1.7 Million grant to bring The ...

La Paz Celebrates Infant Mortality Awareness Month
The Chattanoogan
La Paz kicked off Infant Mortality Awareness Month with a baby shower to honor more than 15 new moms who are a part of its ...

BlueCross Funds $1.7 Million To Combat Infant Mortality
The Chattanoogan
The Blues Project, a clinic and home-based social intervention program, is a study aimed at reducing infant mortality rates to positively affect health ...

Reducing Infant Deaths is Focus of Events Across Tennessee
WDEF News 12
As part of the observance of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Governor Phil Bredesen, the Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination, ...

Guest column: Focus on children is game-changer city needs
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Infant mortality, teenage pregnancy, crime, crushing poverty, lack of good jobs and poor educational attainment continue to erode the foundations of our ...

Tennessee Improves In 2010 Kids Count Report
WSMV Nashville
The Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination, the Department of Health and TennCare have been involved in efforts to reduce infant mortality. ...

New advocate 'waging holy war' on high infant mortality
Tri State Defender
It is her “ministry and call to wage holy war” on the high infant mortality rate in Shelby County. “This is my passion, and I am determined to make a ...

Tennessee rises in child well-being study
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tennessee still ranks in the bottom 10 for five of the 10 indicators: low-birthweight babies, infant mortality rate, teen birth rate, teen death rate and ...

Texas

Cars Reminding Parents Not To Leave Child In Car?
39online.com
Since September is National Infant Mortality Awareness month, a health fair was held in Houston on Wednesday to educate the community on ways to prevent ...

Infant Bed-Sharing Deaths On The Rise
CBS 11
By Selena Hernandez Infant mortality rates involving bed-sharing, or allowing infants to sleep in the same bed with adults or other children, is on the rise ...

Infant & Maternal Death Rates In Harris Co.
39online.com
Not only are a maternal mortality rates high but Harris Co. also has a high infant mortality rate. As 39 News found out, the Harris Co. ...

Texas has 3rd-highest teen birthrate among states, study says
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas' 2007 infant mortality rate of 6.3 deaths per 1000 births was 11 percent worse than in 2000. The poverty rate for children in Texas is 23 percent. ...

Take strategy  Tarrant County taking steps to ...

By takestrategy

The county has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the state, and the rate among blacks in the county is about twice as high as it is for other ethnicities, according to Jerry Roberson, chair of the Infant Mortality Network. ...


Tarrant County program aims to reduce infant mortality by helping mothers
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Tarrant County's infant mortality rate, which has been increasing since 2000, is now at 7.6 deaths per 1000 live births, according to a December 2009 ...


Utah
Utah No. 4 in national child well-being report
Deseret News
The data showed that infant mortality declined slightly from 5.2 to 5.1 per 1000 live births between 2000 and 2007. And the teen death rate fell from 60 to ...

Washington
Cloth diapers for healthier babies
HeraldNet
Andersen explained that the team brought handmade cloth diapers to help prevent illness and decrease the infant mortality rate. Disposable diapers were too ...


West Virginia

Children's health numbers available for review in book

Martinsburg Journal

According to the data book, there are 11 factors that determine a county's rank: "percent low birth-weight babies, infant mortality rate, child death rate, ...


Wisconsin

Committee Begins Work to Lower Wisconsin's Infant Death Rate
89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio
By Marge Pitrof The Legislature has created a Special Committee on Infant Mortality to make sure more babies survive to their first birthday, and the group ...

UWM School of Public Health site places program at heart of health gap

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
He sees the school initially focusing on infant mortality as well as health promotion and prevention. That in itself will bring its share of challenges. ...

State wants Kenosha County to be healthy
Kenosha News.com
“Infant mortality is going to continue to be an issue,” she said, referring to the high mortality rate among local black babies compared to their white ...

UW-Madison to study how nonprofits may have helped in decline of black infant ...
Madison.com
The UW Center for Nonprofits will study how nonprofits may have contributed to a dramatic decline in Dane County's black infant mortality rate in recent ...

Center to study community organizations' role in infant mortality issue
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The African American infant mortality rates in Dane County Wisconsin first gained national attention for their dramatic decline between 2000-07. ...

Message on a Mattress: Put Baby in a Crib
AOL News
At a Safe Sleep Summit held earlier this year in Milwaukee, experts noted that the city's infant mortality rate (the number of infants who died under age 1 ...

Wisconsin Partnership Joins With Milwaukee Coalition to Fight ...

The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) has endorsed efforts to improve birth outcomes among African-Americans in Milwaukee.


View from the Waiting Room: Midwives seek answers to infant ...

By Julie Sneider

An upcoming conference in Madison will explore how midwifery services can be used to improve the health and wellness of new mothers and their babies.

 

World Issues
Study Links Fluoride to Pre-term Birth and Anemia in Pregnancy
PR Newswire (press release)
... to maternal and infant mortality, continues to plague many countries despite nutritional counseling and maternal iron and folic acid supplementation. ...

Last decade saw 4m preventable child deaths
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
According to the charity, infant mortality rates are so high because developing countries use methods to reduce deaths that result in children from better ...

Study finds potential link between depressed women and low birth weight babies ...
Cordis News
They found that mental health issues were likely to be a primary contributor to infant mortality and poor child health, above poverty, malnutrition or low ...


World Breastfeeding Week Promotes Infant Health
Voice of America
... baby from infections and chronic diseases. Johnston added that optimal practices such as these have the potential to reduce infant mortality by 13 percent.

Even CIA statistics show socialist Cuba stands tall
Workers World
It gives updated statistics for every country, some of which measure quality of life and societal health, such as life expectancy, infant mortality, ...

World Breastfeeding Week Focuses on “Baby-Friendly” Policies
Green Prophet (blog)
Much infant mortality in third-world countries is connected to tainted water supplies and lack of resources to buy formula. ...

Int'l Year of Youth begins tomorrow
Ceylon Daily News
... ranging from extreme poverty and hunger to maternal and infant mortality to lack of access to education and healthcare, all by 2015. ...

Milking it: Breast milk saves lives of infants in the developing world
MediaGlobal
Infant mortality and morbidity rates in developing countries have declined since 1990; but rates are still inadequate for meeting the Millennium Development ...

Sampling opinion on Gisele's remarks
Boston Globe UK
If you look across the globe in places where infant mortality and malnutrition are problems, breast-feeding can act as an equalizer in that it provides the ...

Mothers urged to breastfeed their babies
Yorkshire Post
By Fiona Evans The district is driving forward with recommendations from Unicef and the infant mortality action plan to improve maternal nutrition and ...

U.S. Assault on Fallujah leaves toxic legacy
allvoices By northsunm32
A new study of the Iraqi city of Fallujah shows dramtic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukemia. Iraqi doctors have complained ...

USA-WMD: America's Covert Hiroshima in Iraq
The Baltimore Chronicle
Your donation is essential to our survival. by Chris Floyd A new medical study has shown that the "dramatic increases in infant mortality, ...

Dutch Study Pumps Exclusive Breastfeeding, Support Still Lacking
RH Reality Check (blog)
In a population-based case-control study of infant mortality in two urban areas of southern Brazil, the type of milk in an infant's diet was found to be an ...

Kids Count Annie E. Casey Foundation

Breast-Feeding Decline Worries Health Workers
Jakarta Globe Indonesia
Budiharja said breast milk should ideally be a baby's only form of sustenance, adding that it was important to reducing infant mortality rates as targeted ...

Risk of death higher for babies born outside normal working week in Scotland
PhysOrg.com UK
Many studies have sought to determine whether the risk of perinatal mortality (death before, during or shortly after birth) varies in relation to time and ...

Night-births linked to infant mortality--study

TheMedGuru
This record was used to identify all single-baby births linked to Scottish Stillbirth and Infant Death Survey, which used codes to record the cause of death ...

Home births create much higher risk to babies

Tech Jackal New Zealand
While home birth has led to a decrease in problems for the mothers, it has lead to an increase in infant mortality. Further research will need to be ..

 

High infant mortality is due to risky pregnancies being missed : report

DutchNews.nl

The high infant mortality rate in the Netherlands is due to failures in the risk screening system, according to Erasmus University researchers. 


UK study: wealthier is not necessarily healthier

Reuters India

Their study analyzed three standard measures of public health - life expectancy, infant mortality rates and tuberculosis mortality rates - against gross ...

Exclusive breastfeeding can save 22.3% infant deaths

Asian Tribune

"The grim situation of infant mortality and child malnutrition can be changed overnight if every pregnant woman in the state ensure that her newborn gets ...

 

Does a lover really have first claim on breasts?

Ottawa Citizen

This practice resulted in widespread neglect and galloping infant mortality rates. Over the past 50 years, of course, the debate has centered on the evils,

 

Informed Parenting: G8 & G20- Safe Motherhood and Breastfeeding ...

By Danielle Arnold-McKenny

Breastfeeding, early and exclusive, is well documented ....Bev Oda, Minister responsible for the Canadian International ...

 

Many Eyes: World Infant Mortality  Tues March 23 2010
Data file: "Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths/1000 Births) Worldwide" ... This Map highlights countries with the highest infant mortality rates. ...

 

That little extra warmth to save a life

By Shruti Veenam

In most developing countries, such as India, infant mortality rates are high. Every year over 4,00000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth. India is one of the leading performers in this with an infant mortality rate of ...

 

Uganda: Rotary Club Gives 22 Baby Incubators

Kampala — In a bid to reduce the high infant mortality rate, four hospitals have received 22 baby incubators worth $20900 (about sh43.7m). ...

 

GLOBAL: Dental care or die?

IRINnews.org

“And without that data in hand, it is hard to convince countries to devote more resources to periodontal care in an effort to reduce their infant mortality ...

 

In Absurd Move, Canada Drops Family Planning from Maternal Health Plan

RH Reality Check (blog)

In high fertility societies, voluntary family planning programs increase infant birth weight, and reduce neo-natal and infant mortality.

 

We must follow Bangladesh lead in reducing mortality rate ...

By venetia.caine@sfr.fr

“The maternity hut model adopted by Bangladesh has proved to be a huge success in reducing MMR and infant mortality rate (IMR) and it could be easily replicated in India with successful effect,” said Dr Thakur, while disclosing ...

 

YouTube - Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality

The project will also ensure comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care in an aggressive strategy to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates. ...

 

Women's Groups Linked to Lower Infant Mortality in India - However ...

Women's support groups that address maternal and neonatal health problems in rural India are associated with fewer neonatal deaths and less maternal ...

 

NHS Leeds - Leeds infant mortality gap starting to reduce ...

Homepage of NHS Leeds, also know as Leeds Primary Care Trust. This site is your guide to the NHS in Leeds.

 

Improving Newborn Healthcare in Uzbekistan

In order to help reduce infant mortality in Uzbekistan the British Embassy in Uzbekistan has funded the programme of training trainers in new-born care.

 

The Real Danger in Black Communities: Maternal and Infant ...

By jaz

If the Radiance Foundation is truly concerned about black children, then they should be focused on eliminating the undeniable dangers of maternal and infant mortality. Wouldn't it be more helpful to the black community to support the ...

 

Disruptive Women in Health Care Maternal ...

By dw@disruptivewomen.net

At a rate of 12.22 per thousand live births, the District has the highest infant mortality of any of the states, with only Mississippi, at 10.74 also experiencing a double digit rate. The Center has been successful in reducing poor ...

 

Cook: Walking with their spirits

Indian Country Today

Back at Pine Ridge, with Chief Theresa Two Bulls, staff persons from the Aberdeen Area Infant Mortality Study and the tribal health administrator in ...

 

Washington State Report Shows Disparity In Mortality Rates By Race ...

By unitsfrozen

Mortality rates for American Indian, Hispanic, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women have increased steadily since 1998; and; The infant mortality rate for American Indians is increasing, while rates for all other groups are ...

Solutions
Book review: The Spirit Level – Why equality is better for everyone by Richard ...
Liberal Democrat Voice (blog)
... infant mortality, obesity, children's educational performance, number of teenage births, murders, imprisonment rates and social mobility. ...

United States
"Building Strong Families" Found Completely Ineffective
RH Reality Check (blog)
Marriage promotion enthusiasts cited studies that equated high infant mortality, poor school performance and emotional instability with single-parent ...

NIFA Awards CYFAR Sustainable Community Project Grants to Help At-Risk Communities
USDA.gov (press release)
"Many American children are at risk for problems, such as infant mortality, poor health, abuse, crime, teen pregnancy and poor performance in school," said ...

K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Resubmission to New Drug Application for Gestiva™
PR Newswire (press release)
Additionally, the rate of preterm birth has increased more than 35 percent in the last 25 years(2), and is the leading cause for infant mortality and ...

NIFA Awards CYFAR Sustainable Community Project Grants to Help At-Risk Communities
USDA.gov (press release)
"Many American children are at risk for problems, such as infant mortality, poor health, abuse, crime, teen pregnancy and poor performance in school," said ...

Cannabis Reduces Infant Mortality - Salem-News.Com

Years ago, a friend of mine, a good Christian lady, had a child with failure to thrive . She had CPS all over her, looking for even the tiniest trace of child neglect. They found none. The child was well cared for, but she just didn't ...

 

Citizens for Midwifery: Maternal and Infant Mortality

By CfM Molly

Since then, several other things have come to my attention that are related to either maternal or infant mortality. The Unnecesarean blog pointed out that there is an excellent video about infant mortality in the African-American ...

 

 

 

 

That little extra warmth to save a life

By Shruti Veenam

In most developing countries, such as India, infant mortality rates are high. Every year over 4,00000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth. India is one of the leading performers in this with an infant mortality rate of ...

 

Rotary Club gives 22 baby incubators

New Vision

By Francis Emorut IN a bid to reduce the high infant mortality rate, four hospitals have received 22 baby incubators worth $20900 (about sh43.7m). ...

 

March of Dimes
Shop and donate: March of Dimes fundraiser at malls
Atlanta Journal Constitution
... participating in the effort to raise money for March of Dimes research and programs aimed at preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. ...


March for Babies kickoff meeting set in Toccoa
Anderson Independent Mail
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. ...

March Of Dimes To Host 13th Annual
PRLog.Org (press release)
... a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. ...


Four Outstanding Nurses Recognized for Their Dedication to Maternal and Infant ...
PR Newswire (press release)
She is currently working on a project in Liberia, West Africa, to help reduce maternal and infant mortality in that country. The ultimate goal for this ...

Network Solutions Supports March of Dimes with Online Drawing ...

By keith

Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality in the first year of life. The March of Dimes is focused on improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. ...

 

Great Chefs Dinner At CBI Benefits March Of Dimes

Cape Cod Chronicle

This event has raised over $400000 for the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality ...

 

Marching for babies' lives

Sequoyah County Times

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The mission is carried out ...

 

Programs and Legislation
Lagman confident RH bill to get Congress OK
GMA news.tv
... both modern-natural and artificial. to improve maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition and reduce maternal, infant and child mortality, ...


National Center for Parents as Teachers Partners in Unprecedented Public ...

PR.com (press release)

The infant mortality rate in the US is one of the highest in the industrialized world, and for the first time since the 1950's, that rate is on the rise. ...

 

Congressman Steve Cohen - Congressman Cohen Honored by Healthy ...

A longtime advocate of efforts to reduce infant mortality rates, Congressman Cohen has introduced and passed H.Res. 260 – a resolution supporting nationwide ...


Home Births and Parenting
Support for Caregiving by Fathers?
Why women live longer than men
Psychology Today (blog)
The father is critical for survival of owl monkeys: if the male dies, the female refuses to carry the infant except when it is being nursed. ...


Home Births: A safe option for delivery?
All News 365 (blog)
... home births were associated with a significantly higher infant death rate or mortality rate mostly due to lack of oxygen and failed resuscitation

Father's involvement reduces infant mortality
Sify
Father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in preventing infant mortality, says a study. 'Our study suggests that lack of paternal ..

Fathers can reduce infant mortality
FV Current Waves
A study reveals that father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in precluding infant mortality. Amina Alio, the research assistant

Fathers' presence helps prevent infant deaths
Celebrities With Diseases
A recently conducted study has revealed that absence of father can lead to infant mortality. According to www.sciencecentric.com, father's presence when the

Home Versus Hospital Deliveries
KTBS
But, home births were associated with a significantly higher infant mortality rate. A lack of oxygen and failed resuscitation were the leading causes of ...


Drinking during pregnancy may hit semen quality in sons

By Ani

June 18th, 2010 WASHINGTON - Father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in preventing infant mortality, says a study. "Our study suggests that lack of paternal involvement during pregnancy is an important and ...

 

Infant Mortality Could Be Reduced By Father Involvement In ...

A new midwife campaign has started across Bradford to reduce infant mortality and make sure mums-to-be are getting the best care. The Bradford district has ...

 

Father's Involvement During Pregnancy Found to be Critical to Infant's Survival

ParentDish (blog)

As significant as these discoveries are, Alio says the most surprising finding was that infant mortality is seven times higher for black babies whose dads ...

 

Father's involvement reduces infant mortality

- Washington, June 18 : Father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in preventing infant ...

Infant Mortality: Dads Matter | Parenting Squad

Researchers have found that when a father is involved before birth, his presence can potentially lower the risk of infant mortality in the first year of ...


 

 

 

You Will Read News: Babies more likely to survive and thrive when ...

By Maldivian

Improving the involvement of expectant fathers could reduce the need for costly medical treatments as well as reduce infant mortality rates, the team concluded. Dr Alio said: 'When fathers are involved, children thrive in school and in ...


Home birth as 'safe as in hospital'

16 April 2009

Nursing Times

 

Bangladesh college opens to nursing students

Nursing Times

... winner Muhammad Yunus is aimed at raising standards of nursing and midwifery in Bangladesh which will help address maternal and infant mortality rates. ...

  

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