COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Infant mortality rises in Franklin County despite millions spent

March 8, 2017

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Infant mortality rises in Franklin County despite millions spent

JoAnne Viviano and Rick Rouan

March 5, 2015

The number of Franklin County babies dying before their first birthday is rising, two years into an initiative designed to cut the infant-mortality rate by 40 percent and eliminate racial disparities by 2020.

The organization charged with reducing infant mortality in Franklin County has distributed cribs, helped pregnant women get to doctors and taught new mothers how and where their newborns should sleep.

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