Despite efforts, significant health disparities remain between state’s residents of color and white residents, two new reports found.
Improving childbirth outcomes is becoming a priority in health care discussions as maternal and infant mortality rates remain high, particularly for women of color. In Connecticut, advocates are figuring out how doulas — or birth aids — may help lower the number of pregnancy-related deaths.
WASHINGTON — White women in Connecticut have one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the nation, but Hispanic infant mortality rates in the state are among the highest. The infant mortality gap in the state was documented by the Centers for Disease Control in a report released Thursday.
A coalition of state legislators, officials and child advocates pledged Tuesday to develop a new promotional campaign for Connecticut’s “Safe Haven” law in response to last week’s tragic discovery of an abandoned, dead infant in an East Hartford trash can.