Health

Health

In our region, the infant mortality rate for black babies is far higher than for white babies. Our community goal is to improve infant mortality rates in families of color and low-income families to 6.0 per 1,000 babies by 2025.
uw_health-cakeBabies of color are up to 4.5 times more likely to die before their first birthday.
uw_health-babyIn the Battle Creek-Kalamazoo Region, the infant mortality rate for black babies are up to 4.5 times higher than the rate for white babies. Our community goal is to improve infant mortality rates in families of color and low-income families to 6.0 by 2025.

The infant mortality rate (the number of infants that die before their first birthday out of 1,000 live births) is a recognized measure of the health and well-being of children and the overall health of a community.

uw-icon_familyCare

Care programming focused around the physical, mental, and behavioral health for family and infant.

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Parent system outreach, education and supports.

Your support for United Way and our community partnerships provided
150 families with pre and post-natal health home visits that improved pregnancy and birth outcomes.