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Infant Mortality Rate Improving in Kansas, But Disparities Persist

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.

Kansas recorded its lowest-ever rate of infant deaths last year. But wide disparities continue. Figures show that black babies are more than twice as likely as white infants to die before their first birthday. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has details.

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka.  He's also  a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW, KCPT Public Television and the KHI News Service --- strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.  

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