Infant Health Inequity
December 7, 2021
5 Minute Read
- The United States has some of the worst infant health outcomes when compared with similar countries.
- While adverse infant health outcomes affect all racial and ethnic groups, Black, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American infants experience disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality.
- Reducing infant health inequities is not only a moral imperative—these inequities can also negatively impact quality scores and avoidable costs for provider organizations and health plans.