infant mortality rate http://apr.org en Alabama Program Seeks To Lower Infant Death Rate http://apr.org/post/alabama-program-seeks-lower-infant-death-rate <p></p><p>Alabama is launching a program called "State of Champions" to try to reduce the state's high infant mortality rate.</p><p>State Health Officer Don Williamson and Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday it will take time to reduce Alabama's rate, which is traditionally in the top three among states, but they are determined to do it.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:53:08 +0000 The Associated Press 44756 at http://apr.org Alabama Program Seeks To Lower Infant Death Rate Ala. Infant Mortality Rate Reaches Low, Still High http://apr.org/post/ala-infant-mortality-rate-reaches-low-still-high <P>Alabama's infant mortality rate has reached an all-time low, but it's still high nationally.</P> <P>Figures released by the state health agency on Thursday show Alabama's infant death rate was 8.1 infant deaths for every 1,000 births last year.</P> <P>The figure is a record low, but it's high compared to the most recent national average. The U.S. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:15:48 +0000 The Associated Press 18108 at http://apr.org Ala. Infant Mortality Rate Reaches Low, Still High