The infant mortality rate has sharply declined over the past two decades, and now stands at 5 deaths per 1,000 in Minnesota, similar to the national mortality rate. However, the rates among American Indian and African American babies are double the rates of white babies in Minnesota.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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