Healthier Beginnings

From 1995-1997, the Healthier Beginnings Fetal Infant Mortality Study was conducted in Allen County, and found that babies in this community were dying due to preventable contributing factors, including:

  • Barriers to prenatal care

  • Unrecognized signs of preterm labor and warning signs in pregnancy

  • Lack of familiarity with SIDS prevention measures

  • Not knowing about eligibility for Medicaid and resources for sliding fee prenatal care


The Birth of Healthier Moms and Babies