The infant mortality rate is shocking – 623 Hoosier babies will not see their first birthday.
Dr. Deborah McMahan, Health Commissioner of Allen County, will address this issue Thursday, October 10th at 7 pm at the Allen County Public Library in Room A.
The evening is a sponsored by Lutherans for Life whose mission is education on all life issues from pre-born until natural death.
Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before his/her first birthday. Two of Fort Wayne zip codes — 46806 and 46805 — are some of the highest in the state. The numbers are more distressing when broken down by race, with black children in Fort Wayne having a mortality rate more than twice as high as white.
Lutherans for Life of Fort Wayne would like to partner with other organizations and community resources to raise awareness on the concerning statistics in our region.
There will be time for Q&A.