Michigan Taking Action to Keep Infant Mortality Rates Down

Infant deaths in Michigan are on their way down, and the state’s taking action to keep it that way.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state’s infant mortality rate fell by nearly 15% from 2000 to 2013.

But that’s still slightly higher than the national rate.

The department is also boosting efforts to tell moms about safe sleep practices, as well as develop new policies to stop premature births.