Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-18-2017

Department

Nutrition and Food Systems

Abstract

Mississippi has the highest rate of infant mortality in the nation (9.3 infant deaths for 1,000 live births). A health disparity exists between white infants (6.2) and black infants (13.0). This project reports on the effectiveness of a pilot educational program, Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies, which sought to improve knowledge, skills, behavioral intentions and resources related to preventable determinants of infant mortality. A curriculum was developed and piloted with women who were currently pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or who had an infant

Publication Title

Diversity and Equality in Health and Care

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

290

Last Page

295

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