Award recognizes Oakland County’s efforts to reduce infant mortality

Oakland County’s success in halving infant mortality rates in the African-American community is receiving statewide recognition. In a press release it was announced that the Michigan Association of Local Public Health (MALPH) and Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA) bestowed their 2014 Public Health Community Achievement Award upon the county’s Health Division for its initiatives to reduce infant mortality. In 2000-2002, it was discovered that the African-American infant death rate in … [Read more...]