Cincinnati Children's Blog

Senators Aim to Lower Ohio’s Infant Mortality Rate

State leaders this week announced a bipartisan effort to curb the high infant mortality rate in Ohio, where some cities have infant death rates twice the national average.

State Sens. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro, and Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, discussed plans to begin a statewide campaign to raise awareness about Ohio’s high infant death rate.

The two senators, along members of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, are planning five stops across the state to host discussions with health experts and others working to tackle the issue. The first stop will be in Cincinnati.

Last month, a new collaborative was launched that will address Greater Cincinnati’s infant mortality rate, including Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Mercy Health, the Christ Hospital, TriHealth and the UC College of Nursing.

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