Navigation Links
Trust for America's Health Releases Report on Connection between Women's Health and Stalled Infant Mortality Rates
Date:6/12/2008

Deteriorating Health among Women is Leading Factor, Low-Income and Minority Babies Most At-Risk

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a report today, 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.

"In the wake of all the great medical breakthroughs over the last 40 years, one would assume that infant mortality rates would plummet. Instead, medical progress has been cancelled out in the delivery room by the deteriorating health of childbearing-aged women and their lack of health care access; and infant mortality rates have stalled as a result," said Jeff Levi, Executive Director of Trust for America's Health. "American women, children and families simply deserve better."

Levi added, "We know now that an infant's chances of sickness, disability and survival often hinge on the health of the mother, before she even becomes pregnant. Therefore, the way to reduce risks to newborn babies is to invest in a woman's health throughout her childbearing years. If we concentrate our efforts most on those hit hardest by the biggest health problems -- low-income and minority women -- we will once again see healthier babies and dropping infant mortality rates."

"Two of the most disturbing trends in our 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book that we are releasing today are the increase in the rate of low birth weight babies and the lack of progress in
'/>"/>

SOURCE Trust for America's Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Universal Health Realty Income Trust Announces Dividend Increase
2. Trust for Americas Health on New HHS Influenza Pandemic Draft Guidance
3. BancTec and Enterprise Bank & Trust Partner to Deliver Revenue Cycle Management for Healthcare Providers
4. Antitrust Waiting Period Expires on Allscripts-Misys Merger Agreement
5. Mutual Protection Trust Earns Third A+ Rating From A.M. Best
6. MedTrust Online Collaborates With Oracle and Dell to Provide Oncologists With the Next Generation Tool for Personalized Care Delivery
7. When your memories can no longer be trusted
8. Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group
9. ABMS Assembly Votes in Favor of Three-Year Initiative to Enhance Public Trust in the Board Certification Process
10. Healthcare Realty Trust Announces First Quarter Results
11. BioMed Realty Trust Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier ... 2015 maternity wedding dresses. View website of ... looking for maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal ... with high quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District ... Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan Lunden, ... keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami ... Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that ... have gone undetected if she had not followed up ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative and ... to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative IsoTube ... muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... As interest in the value of spiritual support ... Rev. Eric J. Hall , president and CEO of ... be the keynote speaker on January 27 at an international ... , The conference, “Hope and Resilience: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Spiritual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 The Office of the President ... lawsuit filed by a prominent physician group, and a non-profit advocate ... has "unlawfully collected information on political speech ," thereby illegally ... its plans for health care reform, according to the complaint filed ...
... , Leaders must take responsibility for ... Aug. 27 A new Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert ... to prevent errors by taking the zero-defect approach used in other ... is advocating greater involvement of health care trustees, executives, and physician ...
... , Lifetime of Achievement Traces Arc of American Dream , ... Fifth Ave. in New York City ... Langone, investment banker, venture capitalist and philanthropist, will be Grand Marshal of the 2009 Columbus ... Langone, a co-founder of Home Depot and chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, will ...
... , , ... , , LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 27 ... "The Case Management Model Act of 2009." Case management is a ... individual,s comprehensive health needs. , , Margaret ...
... a victory for families who dug into their own pockets ... awarded a $3.5-million grant to the Boston-based Tay-Sachs Gene Therapy ... in a bid to halt the fatal genetic disorder. ... years, the NIH award was eagerly awaited by Tay-Sachs families ...
... ... and future patients by its recent launch of accounts on the popular social networking ... ... leading resource for online medical consultations, diagnoses, prescriptions, and doctors, excuses for work and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:White House Sued Over Free Speech Violations In Healthcare Battle: Doctor & Patient Groups Say White House Intended to Shut Up Opponents 2Health News:Joint Commission Alert: Effective Leadership Critical to Preventing Medical Errors 2Health News:Joint Commission Alert: Effective Leadership Critical to Preventing Medical Errors 3Health News:Kenneth G. Langone, Home Depot Co-Founder, Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, to Lead 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade as Grand Marshal 2Health News:Kenneth G. Langone, Home Depot Co-Founder, Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, to Lead 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade as Grand Marshal 3Health News:Kenneth G. Langone, Home Depot Co-Founder, Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, to Lead 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade as Grand Marshal 4Health News:CMSA Announces New Model ACT Supporting Case Management Programs 2Health News:CMSA Announces New Model ACT Supporting Case Management Programs 3Health News:NIH grant advances Tay-Sachs disease gene therapy 2Health News:NIH grant advances Tay-Sachs disease gene therapy 3Health News:KoolDocs.com Increases Online Presence through Social Networking Premium Online Medical Consultation Service Now on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ CM: CTSO), ... extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly inflammation in ... of $385,642, net of transaction costs, in non-dilutive ... Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored by the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous scientific leadership positions ... course of his nearly 20 year career in therapeutics ... recognized thought leader in the biosensor field and particularly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: