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Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released Healthy Women, Healthy Babies in conjunction with the release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT DATABOOK 2008. The report explains why after 40 years of progress, infant mortality rates in the U.S. have stalled since 2000. TFAH finds that the deteriorating health of American women, due in part to wide-spread chronic disease epidemics like obesity and diabetes, is taking a toll on American infants, resulting in stagnated improvement when it comes to infant health. TFAH's report offers recommendations for Congress and the American health system to aggressively improve the health of new-born infants.
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|Item Type:||Report Document or other Monograph (Other)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||infant mortality, chronic disease, obesity, diabetes, birth outcomes, health disparities|
|Subjects:||Health > Disparities|
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
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|Date Deposited:||09 Jul 2011 12:51|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2011 12:51|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2683|
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