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NC Child: Infant Mortality Rates Need New Approach


February 8, 2018

North Carolina’s persistently high fetal and infant mortality rates require new strategies to make further progress ensuring successful pregnancies and healthy births, according to a new report from NC Child, an advocacy group for the state’s children.

To improve birth outcomes, policymakers should close the health insurance coverage gap to promote maternal health pre- and post-conception, according to NC Child in a news release.

“By utilizing available federal funding to expand access to affordable health care for women of childbearing age, the state can influence both fetal and...

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