infant mortality

Whitmer wants to fight prenatal health care disparities in Flint

BY: - February 24, 2020

Flint isn’t just plagued by a water crisis. It’s also plagued by health care disparities among pregnant women belonging to minority groups — and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to do something about it. During a news conference held at Hamilton Community Health Network in Flint on Monday, Whitmer highlighted how her “Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies” […]

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Column: After economic and criminal justice wins, here’s what Michigan leaders should focus on in 2020

BY: - February 6, 2020

What a difference a year makes. This time last winter, Michigan was enduring a historic cold snap. And we were coming off of a major election, starting a new legislative session and a new governor’s term. And the Michigan League for Public Policy was launching our Owner’s Manual for Michigan to help guide them.  We’ve certainly seen […]

Exclusive: 44% of Michigan maternal deaths are preventable. Whitmer has a plan for that.

BY: - January 29, 2020

Michigan ranks 38th in the nation for infant mortality and 30th for maternal mortality. Detroit’s maternal death rate is three times the national average and pregnant Black women are 4.5 times more likely to die than non-Hispanic white women. And 44% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to a recent analysis by the Michigan Maternal […]

‘We have an emergency’: U.S. House panel examines Black mothers, babies dying in Michigan

BY: - January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in Michigan and throughout the United States.   The national statistics are alarming: Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). American Indian women are also […]