Watch This: Reducing Infant Mortality

Oklahoma has the 6th highest infant mortality rate and 2nd highest black infant mortality rate in the country.  Among black babies, the infant mortality rate in Oklahoma today is comparable to the 1970s national average for all races.  This fantastic short film, Reducing Infant Mortality, by independent filmmaker Debby Takikawa explores the underlying and immediate causes of infant death.  The film interviews researchers, maternal health care providers, and public policy experts who delve into the complicated aspects of poverty, pregnancy and neonatal care in the age of modern medicine.

Visit to learn more about the film and about strategies for reducing infant death.  Visit the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy online to learn about initiatives in the state that promote healthy mothers and babies.

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