In an average year in Oklahoma, nearly 380 infants die before their first birthday.
One out of every four of those infants die right here in Central Oklahoma. When you add the number of stillborn babies to those numbers, we see three families each week suffer from a loss of their child.
The infant mortality rate (IMR), the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births, has continued to decline in the U.S. over the past several decades. However, despite this decline, improvements have not been equitable.
In Central Oklahoma, the infant mortality rate among African American infants is triple (3X) the rate of Caucasian infants. Despite our efforts the disparity persists.
We exist to change these outcomes.