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Infant Mortality Awareness

Infant Mortality in Alaska

Infant mortality (the death of an infant before one year of age) is the most widely used indicator of population health status.

Infant mortality rates reflect not only maternal and infant health, but social, environmental and economic conditions as well. Infant mortality rates are used worldwide to track improvements in living conditions, access to medical care and the effects of government policies.

View the Infant Bed-Sharing in Alaska interview

Bedtime for Baby: Safer Sleep for Naps and Nights brochure