Cheat Sheet

Infant Health Inequity

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    Key Takeaways

    • The United States has some of the worst infant health outcomes when compared with similar countries.
    • While adverse infant health outcomes affect all racial and ethnic groups, Black, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American infants experience disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality.
    • Reducing infant health inequities is not only a moral imperative—these inequities can also negatively impact quality scores and avoidable costs for provider organizations and health plans.

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