Indiana has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation.
That’s why the Indiana Youth Institute is bringing a speaker to the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac to discuss the issue.
According to data provided by the Youth Institute, an infant dies every 16 hours in the state. That puts Indiana newest residents at a 25-percent higher risk of death than their peers.
Theresa Hunter from the Indiana State Department of Health will cover not only how to reduce the likelihood of infant death in the state, but also discuss the state’s plans to provide assistance.
The event will run June 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Library in Winamac, but reservations are required.Visit www.iyi.org/ywc for more information.