The money comes from the department's Safety PIN grant program, which the state legislature created in 2015.
Indiana has the 10th worst overall infant mortality rate in the nation.
The Indiana State Department of Health has identified addressing infant mortality as one of its highest priorities.
Several presidential candidates are visiting Indiana within the next two months.
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.