The Indiana State Department of Health has identified addressing infant mortality as one of its highest priorities.
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?
The State Department of Health is reaching out to new and expectant mothers in an effort to curb the state’s infant mortality rate.
A study for a campaign to reduce infant mortality found only a quarter of people surveyed were aware of the state’s high infant mortality problem.
The Management and Performance Hub project collects and analyzes data from multiple agencies to provide insight into social issues and government efficiency.
The Indiana Youth Institute says many factors contributing to high infant mortality are preventable, including smoking and obesity.
Indiana's rate of infant mortality for black children has risen from 2004 to 2009, despite the rate decreasing nationally.