Although the Infant Mortality Rate in the United States is falling, it is still worse than its peer nations, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Several U.S. cities are implementing programs to try to address this problem, which is an indicator of the overall health of a community. Because it is so important to target resources and programs to the right populations who need them, community health workers are playing a key role. Community health workers are advocates from within the community who link people to the programs that can help them, and progress in health outcomes and healthy babies is resulting. Read more about the programs here.
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