Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2016

For every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. in 2014, 5.88 died before their first birthday.
It's one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the industrialized world—and it is unacceptable.


Throughout the month of September—Infant Mortality Awareness Month External Link—NICHQ and the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau-led Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) is continuing its efforts to bring awareness to the shockingly high infant mortality rate in the United States, while helping to empower women to prepare for healthy pregnancies that result in healthy children by raising awareness about the benefits of pre- and interconception care. 

Click each box below to learn more about how you can raise awareness and take action to help lower the U.S. infant mortality rate.

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