On November 1, the CDC released sobering new data that showed a 3% increase in infant mortality in 2022. This is critical as infant mortality has steadily decreased over the last several years and this data shows the largest year-to-year increase in more than 20 years. Maternal and infant health is fundamental to all health. Read our statement. [CDC and March of Dimes]
One of the leading factors in infant mortality is preterm birth. Now, more than ever, it's critical that we do all we can towards ending preventable preterm birth. This November is the 20th anniversary of Prematurity Awareness Month. Please join us to raise awareness of the maternal and infant health crisis our country is facing.