infant mortality

Indiana’s infant mortality rate has dropped at the highest rate in six years.

There’s a call out for data-driven solutions to address the state’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality.  The Healthy Mom + Baby Datapalooza competition is open to the public and will offer all the necessary data for teams to come up with solutions to improve maternal and infant health. 

Infant Mortality Summit Discusses Solutions

Aug 23, 2019

Indiana has a higher infant mortality rate than the national average. A summit in Indianapolis focused on moves being made to improve outcomes for infants in Indiana. 

Infant Deaths High In Four Midwest States, CDC Says

Aug 6, 2019

Four Midwestern states have infant mortality rates “significantly higher” than the U.S. average, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says.

A number of measures to address Indiana’s high infant and maternal mortality rates were adopted during the past legislative session. The new laws, which took effect July 1, aim to drive down the rates. 

The bill signing took place at the Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership in Merrillville. (Photo courtesy of Indiana Governor's Office)
Jill Sheridan

Gov. Eric Holcomb traveled to northern Indiana Wednesday to sign new legislation that will create a state perinatal program. It aims to address Indiana’s high infant and maternal mortality rates.

Indiana Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage For Doulas

Apr 19, 2019

UPDATE: Lawmakers stripped funding for the doula Medicaid expansion out of the budget right before the end of the legislative session.  Although the bill is now law, it’s uncertain how it moves forward without funds.

Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed new legislation to extend Medicaid coverage for doulas.

New MOMS Text Service Launches In Indiana

Apr 19, 2019
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Lauren Chapman

A new text message service from the Indiana State Department of Health aims to connect more moms-to-be with pregnancy resources.

Annual Data Book Outlines Hoosier Youth Wellbeing

Feb 20, 2019

The 25th annual Indiana Kids Count Data Book was presented at the Statehouse Tuesday. The book gives lawmakers, agencies and other community groups a look at how Indiana youth fare. 

Holcomb Outlines Public Health Priorities

Dec 7, 2018

Gov. Eric Holcomb says his public health priorities in this 2019 agenda will focus on children and families. A plan to improve the state's the child welfare system is at the top of the list. 

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