Detroit Launches Institute for Equity In Birth Outcomes

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Disparities in Health
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The Institute for Population Health; the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion; and the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force announced the launch of the Detroit Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes May 7, a citywide initiative to advance equity in Detroit birth outcomes and reduce the city’s high infant mortality rate.

“Even if Detroit’s infant mortality rate declined at the current national rate of decline, it’s just not soon enough; Detroit families deserve better,” said Chad Abresch, CityMatCH Executive Director. “There’s a real opportunity for a major U.S. city to achieve equity in birth outcomes within the next 10 years. With a concerted effort, Detroit can be that city.”

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