Fast Fact – November 20, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 20, 2020

In 2018, 296 Colorado infants tragically died before their first birthday. Although Colorado’s infant mortality rate has fallen steeply since 1990, every infant death is a tragedy and our state must do more to promote strong, healthy starts for every young child. In Colorado and across the nation, infants of color—in particular, black, American Indian and Hispanic infants—face disproportionately high mortality rates due to a history of inequitable policies and practices. To learn more about how the state’s infant mortality rate has changed over time, 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.