A Community's Response to Infant Mortality: Forsyth County, North Carolina Public Deposited

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  • February 27, 2019
  • Gonwa, Joanne Gail
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Disparities in infant mortality health rates are a persistent problem in today’s world. Infant mortality rates within the United States do not compare favorably with similar industrialized nations worldwide. Efforts to reduce infant mortality rates in the United States have shown some progress yet have failed to significantly impact the disparities in infant mortality among ethnic/racial groups. Forsyth County, North Carolina has made a comprehensive community wide effort to address these disparities in infant mortality. This paper purposes to examine the root causes of infant mortality within Forsyth County, describe the efforts to reduce overall infant mortality within the county, and explore further solutions to this continuing health problem.
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  • Paper type: Research or research design
  • Track: HC&P
  • Evarts, Lori
  • Master of Public Health
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2010
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