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Partnering to Reduce Infant Mortality in Cincinnati

Here are some troubling facts: babies born in the United States are about 3 times more likely to die in their first year than babies born in Finland or Japan — and the United States ranks last among 26 developed countries for infant mortality. In 2014, more than 23,000 U.S. babies died before their first birthday.

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