Infant Mortality Program gives babies chance at healthy lives

Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life, and the work begins while he or she is still in the womb.  Through the Infant Mortality Program, sponsored by the health system, education, support and services are provided to at-risk pregnant women in Detroit and Wayne County.

This program has significantly reduced the high number of infant deaths and created brighter futures for 300 to 400 expectant families annually. Contributions to the Infant Mortality Program help provide expectant indigent parents with essential items needed to safely care for their babies and support programs to educate parents about nutrition, labor and delivery, child safety and more.

JaLikka Jetter sought assistance from the Infant Mortality Program, which helped her to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery of her twin boys Jalen and Jaxson. She was provided with education, community resources, baby clothes and other items needed for her babies. JaLikka is extremely thankful for the support she received throughout her pregnancy and for the home visits she received up until the twins turned a year old.

If you would like to make a gift to support the Infant Mortality Program, please go to: Ways To Give or call 248-465-5008.