Minnesota is among the ten states with the fewest low-weight births. Low birth weight children are 20 times more likely to succumb to infant mortality than normal weight babies, and are at higher risk for negative outcomes, including medical, cognitive, and psychological problems, which may persist throughout their lifespan.
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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