Nurture KC Hot Topics, News September 14, 2022

Help Us Spread Awareness

Sadly, infant deaths in KC, MO are well above the national average and Black babies are more than twice as likely to pass away.* Please help us spread the word that September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Nurture KC educates families on safe sleep practices for babies to save lives and helps families who have experienced an unimaginable loss. Learn more at www.nurturekc.org/issues/infant-mortality/.

*Source: City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department
Black Infant Mortality Rate – 9.4 out of 1,000 live births
White Infant Mortality Rate – 3.9 out of 1,000 live births
All Infant Mortality Rates – 6.3 out of 1,000 live births

National Infant Mortality Rate – 5.4 out of 1,000 live births (per CDC)