The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation.
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and the Office of Minority Health is encouraging everyone to get involved to help reduce the infant mortality rate, particularly in minority communities.
Learn more today by visiting, https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=12&ID=8139 ;
For Mississippi, please visit http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/31,0,299,359.html