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April 28, 2015

Issue Brief Examines Infant Mortality as Important Indicator of Nation's Health

May 2015 Issue Brief - Infant Mortality in the U.S. & Ohio: A Reflection of Complex Societal ChangesThe Center’s May 2015 Issue Brief, Infant Mortality in the U.S. & Ohio: A Reflection of Complex Societal Changes examines the problem of infant mortality, including its rates, causes and disparities, and it also shines a light on some of work being done to ensure more babies have a healthy first year of life and the opportunity to go on to prosperous futures. 

Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health of a nation because it is associated with a variety of factors such as maternal health, quality and access to medical care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health practices. While there is much to be done in order to improve rates in Ohio and nationwide, there are many people and organizations working hard and progress is being made. This Issue Brief takes a closer look at those efforts.

For more information about infant mortality and the work being done to address it, contact Deanna Moore at 216.255.3614 or via email

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