An estimated 28,000 children die before their first birthday— 4,000 of those from congenital heart disease alone. By any standard this is a significant public health crisis.
The infant mortality rate in the U.S. is one of the highest in the industrialized world, and for the first time since the 1950s, that rate is on the rise.
Medical outcomes for newborns and infants born in rural or socioeconomically challenged settings are measurably worse than other babies. In the U.S., no child’s chances for survival or health success should depend on where they are born. The Newborn Coalition strives to support technology and innovation in improving clinical practices that impact newborns and infants – the single largest patient transfer population in health care.