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Hawaii joins network to improve birth outcomes

By Associated Press


Hawaii is joining three other states in a network to reduce infant mortality rates.

State officials announced Friday Hawaii has been selected by the National Governors Association to join the network with Indiana, New Mexico and West Virginia.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says his administration is committed to reducing infant mortality and improving birth outcomes.

Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy says goals include decreasing premature births, reducing teen pregnancy and expanding breastfeeding options. She says partnering with other states will help learn what works in other places.

The network is meant to help states develop and implement policies and initiatives meant to improve birth outcomes, measured by a reduction in preterm births and infant deaths.

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whs1966 wrote:
Talk about dumbing down the news! "Birth Outcomes" could mean many things, including smarter or better looking babies. Why must so many headlines be written so vaguely?
on May 25,2013 | 04:06PM
64hoo wrote:
still they can't learn how to stops SIDS.
on May 25,2013 | 06:27PM
64hoo wrote:
that's also one thing they cannot improve infants death.
on May 25,2013 | 06:30PM
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