In 2011, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors was presented with 20 years of data on infant mortality in their jurisdiction, including the startling finding that African-American infants were dying at twice the rate of other infants in the county. Since then, the county has led local efforts to reduce this troubling disparity, with measurable success. During this session, Sacramento County will share its approach to reducing infant child mortality, and a leading national expert will outline how urban counties can assess and address this issue locally.
MeetingNACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium brings together urban county leaders from across the country for an exchange of ideas and solutions to enhance the ability of metropolitan counties to serve the needs of current and future residents.
Giving Every Child a Chance: Reducing Infant Mortality is a part of 2019 Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium.227709