When it comes to infant mortality rates, Hamilton County and Cincinnati are among the worst in the nation. Between 2009 and 2013, the national average was a little over six deaths per thousand in the first year of life. For Hamilton County it was 9.9 and for the city of Cincinnati, even worse at 12.4 deaths, twice the national figure.
Linda Vaccariello writes about the causes and efforts to turn the tide on this woeful situation in this month's Cincinnati Magazine in an article titled This is How We Lose Them. Linda joins us this afternoon along with Cradle Cincinnati Executive Director Ryan Adcock and Healthy Moms and Babes President and CEO Sister Patricia Cruise.