Healthy Birth Outcomes:
Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities
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State Health Officials Focus on Reducing Prematurity and Infant Mortality - April is Minority Health
Month (DHS news release, April 10, 2013)
Opinion: Reduce Poverty to Improve Overall Health (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2013)
Mortality Rates Decline Slightly but Ongoing Efforts Needed (DHS news release, Sept. 24, 2012)
BMO Harris to Donate $750,000 to Fight Infant Mortality (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2012)
City to Partner with United Way to Fight Infant
Mortality (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 27, 2011)
Wisconsin's efforts to reduce disparities in infant mortality were featured in the July 2011 ASTHO (Association of
State and Territorial Health Officials) President's Challenge on Health Equity:
Wisconsin Reaches Out to Reduce Infant Mortality.
Wisconsin State Journal: Increase in Black Infant Deaths Stumps Health Officials
(March 24, 2011)
School of Medicine and Public Health LIHF projects get under way.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Empty Cradles" 2011 series on infant mortality:
Wisconsin Radio Network: Lawmakers Discuss Reducing Infant Mortality
(Nov. 16, 2010)
Journal-Times (Racine) article: Group Gets Grant to Target Infant Mortality
(March 26, 2010)
- Newsweek Web article: A Wonderful Mystery:
Black infant mortality has plummeted in one Wisconsin county. Why?
(October 22, 2009)
Journal Times (Racine) article: Healthy Baby Campaign Starts Wednesday, Targets Blacks (October 14, 2009)
- Infant Mortality Awareness: Wisconsin is featured in the
September 2009 Pulse newsletter (PDF, 1.3 MB)
from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
editorial: Co-Sleeping's Benefits Don't Outweigh the Risks (August 29, 2009)
Journal Sentinel article: Infant Mortality Fight Gets $10 Millon Boost in State
(Feb. 15, 2009)
- Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality
Making Us Sick? Web site for the Public Broadcasting System series,
including the video "When the Bough Breaks" (exit DHS)
- Wisconsin Public Radio
series: Infant Mortality (audio link, September 24, 2008)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article: More City Infants Are Dying in Bed
(July 3, 2007)
Wisconsin Public Radio audio archive: Infant mortality in Racine
(Scroll down to the link for Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 7:00 a.m.)
- Press Release from Representative Cory Mason - May 17, 2007
Budget Motion to Combat Infant Mortality in Racine Passes Unanimously"
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May 16, 2013