Fast Fact – June 24, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 24, 2022

In 2020, there were 4.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Colorado, representing 294 infants who tragically passed away in their first year of life. Inequitable access to care and high-quality treatment has meant that Colorado’s families of color continue to be disproportionately impacted by the trauma of infant mortality. Hispanic/Latino infants and Black infants continue to experience higher mortality rates than other babies. In 2020, Black infants experienced an infant mortality rate that was nearly 2.5 times higher than the state, representing shattering losses for so many families. To learn more about infant mortality in Colorado, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.