NIH-DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Populations in Washington, DC: History and Lessons Learned

@article{Kiely2011NIHDCIT,
  title={NIH-DC Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Populations in Washington, DC: History and Lessons Learned},
  author={Michele Kiely and Maurice D Davis and Jutta S. Thornberry and Jill Joseph},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={4-16}
}
In the years leading up to implementation of the NIH-DC Initiative, the infant mortality rate among blacks was at least twice as high as among whites. National data (Table 1) demonstrate that while infant mortality rates were decreasing for both white and black infants, the discrepancy between the rates increased. Table 2 provides the infant mortality rate among white and black infants In Washington, DC, as well as the rate ratio. During this period, the rate for blacks in Washington, DC was… CONTINUE READING

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