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Infant Mortality

Definition: Infant mortality is one of the most important indicators of the health of a state, as it is associated with a variety of factors such as maternal health, quality and access to medical care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health practices.

Goal: Decreasing the infant mortality rate from 6.7 to 5.7 deaths per 1000 live births by 2018 in Virginia.

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Shannon R. Pursell, MPH
Infant Mortality Prevention Coordinator
Division of Child & Family Health
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-864-7752 (office)


Last Updated: 04-03-2014

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