Infant Mortality

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Goal: Reduce infant mortality disparities through access to prenatal care.

What’s the Problem?

Infant Mortality is the death of an infant immediately after birth up to his or her first birthday. These deaths are generally caused by birth defects, preterm birth, maternal complications during pregnancy, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or injuries. Between 2011-2015, Cobb County had a total of 280 infant deaths, and there was an increase of 30% from the 2011 to 2015 infant mortality rates. Furthermore, there are great disparities in infant mortality within Cobb. Between 2011-2015, Black, non-Hispanic infants had the highest rates of dying in their first year of life with an overall Infant Mortality Rate of 10.8 (142 deaths).

Learn more about Infant Mortality as a public health issue.

Related Social Determinants (click here for more detail)

Economic Stability


Social and Community Context

Health and Health Care

Neighborhood and Built Environment

COBB Infant Mortality

What Are We Doing About It?

Here is how we can work together to reduce infant mortality in our community:

  • Increase the proportion of at-risk pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal/postnatal care.

Click here for the current community metrics.

Click here for the Infant Mortality Action Plan.

Get Involved!

Want to help us reduce infant mortality in Cobb County?
Get in touch with someone from the Implementation Team, and find out how YOU can get involved in your community!