Center for Reducing Health Disparities

National Child Health Day TODAY – October 1, 2012!

In the U.S., the number babies who die in their first year of life is declining, with an all-time low 6.4 infant mortality rate (6.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births) reported in 2009, the most recent available data.  The U.S. infant mortality rate ranks near the bottom among industrialized nations. Moreover, there are persistent disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities and geographic areas. As a result, Secretary Sebelius has announced the creation of the first-ever national strategy to address infant mortality.  The focus… Continue Reading

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

 The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has worked with federal legislators to designate September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. NHSA has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, an infant living beyond their first birthday is a huge accomplishment for many families. The Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance Infant… Continue Reading

Celebrating National Health Center Week: August 5-11, 2012

Each year the second week in August is dedicated to celebrating the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States. There are 44 million uninsured people in this nation and another 56 million who, although they may have health insurance,… Continue Reading