The state’s infant mortality rate was 7.1 in 2013, meaning, on average, a Hoosier infant dies every 13 hours. Comparatively, the national rate was 5.96.
Finland boasts one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, but can the Finnish approach help Indiana lower its higher-than-average rate?
It's called the Safety PIN bill, which stands for Protecting Indiana’s Newborns.
The State Department of Health is reaching out to new and expectant mothers in an effort to curb the state’s infant mortality rate.
Health groups say carrying a child to the full-term of 39 weeks significantly reduces the risk of infant mortality.