Rocking the cradle: Local experts disagree on the best way to reduce rates of infant mortality

CINCINNATI - Infant mortality is a complicated problem. It can’t be solved in the sense of being eradicated, like smallpox. From the dawn of time, it’s been a hard fact of existence that some lives are achingly brief. But infant mortality measures public health, too, and the stubbornly high rate over the decades has spurred government and private efforts to reduce the risks that can cause a baby’s death.

Experts disagree on the best approach to making sure babies survive and thrive. But everyone agrees infant mortality rates for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky must come down.

Become a WCPO Insider to learn about two very different approaches to tackling the problem.


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