Infant Health Inequity
October 13, 2021
5 Minute Read
- 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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