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Infant Mortality Prevention Network

While the overall infant mortality rate in King County has gone down over the last 20 years, infant mortality rates for African Americans and American Indian/Alaska Natives continue to experience infant mortality rates more than two times higher than other groups.

The Infant Mortality Prevention Network includes four community-based agencies that promote healthy pregnancies and reduce infant mortality. The Networks agencies conduct outreach and education, and provide referrals for prenatal care, labor support, chemical dependency treatment, housing and basic needs support for high-risk pregnant adolescents.

The City of Seattle has funded infant mortality programs since the early 1990s and other access and outreach services since 2001. City of Seattle General Funds are allocated through Public Health - Seattle & King County, the agency responsible for overseeing the program. In 2011, the City will allocate $114,605 for the Infant Mortality Prevention Program.


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Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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