COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced a plan to reduce the state’s infant-mortality
rate, calling Ohio’s statistics unacceptable.
before reaching the age of 1.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1vVFDoE) that Kasich announced his initiative Thursday at
the 2014 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit.
Kasich said the Ohio Medicaid program will provide immediate high-risk care management and services to
pregnant women and babies in nine communities with high infant-mortality rates.
Kasich says the state will also spend $900,000 to fund two rural and two urban "pregnancy
projects" to provide services to expectant mothers and a place to meet to support one another.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
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