Indiana’s current infant mortality rate for 2020 is around 6.6%.  Indiana’s maternal mortality rate is also a concern, with 80% of pregnancy associated deaths classified as preventable in 2019. Providing new moms and moms-to-be access to the right education and support ensures a safe and healthy pregnancy.
  • What is infant mortality? The death of an infant before his or her first birthday.
    (Source: Center for Disease Control)
  • What is the infant mortality rate (IMR)? The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births.
    (Source: Center for Disease Control)
  • What is maternal mortality? Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS) defines a pregnancy-related death as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of the end of pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy.
    (Source: Center for Disease Control)
  • What is maternal mortality rate? The maternal mortality rate is the number of maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births.
    (Source: Center for Disease Control)

Community project applications in this category should offer strategies such as outreach, education, and/or care to pregnant and/or newly parenting moms.

Examples of Activities:
  • Home visiting programs
  • Doula support programs
  • Breast milk bank
  • Diaper bank
  • Organize a community baby shower
  • Family planning education