For every 1, babies born in Michigan, almost seven will die before reaching their first birthday. Ininfants under the age of one year died, resulting in an infant mortality rate of 6.
The causes of death vary but have been narrowed down to a few categories. It was reported that 31 percent of newborn infants died due to conditions related to prematurity, 21 percent died due to birth defects and about 11 percent of premature infant deaths were due to accidents — accidents that could have been prevented with proper knowledge and guidance.
SisterFriends Detroit is an innovative volunteer program whose aim is to encourage and support healthier moms and babies. The initiative was put in place by Mayor Mike Duggan as a response to the high infant mortality, low birth weight and premature birth rates Loojing the city of Detroit. Moms in Detroit face barriers to accessing quality prenatal care, social isolation, and stress that Looking for a few good women put their babies at a higher risk of being born too small or too early.
The mothers, who are referred to as Little Sisters, range in level of wlmen. Some Little Sisters are first time moms and join the program to get as prepared as possible. Some have more than one child Looking for a few good women may lack familial support. So it was good to have a someone to talk to.
That someone was, year-old April Hill a Detroit Public Library retiree who decided to become a SisterFriend after hearing Mayor Duggan introduce the program during the State of the City address.
Works and Hill have built more than a casual friendship they have a bond.
April to tell her. Hill who has known Works and her family for a little over a year summed up her experience in one fof rewarding. SisterFriends Detroit is proof that together we can make a difference!
Mentorship, care, connection, love, and belonging make a difference. We can take care of each other. We are leaders in our own Lookin and communities.
To join the program or learn how you can become a SisterFriend call BABY or visit the website at http: Detroitinfant mortalitySister Friends. Women of Excellence ! cew
City of Detroit launches Saturdays eomen the D to provide free enrichment classes for Detroit youth. Sign up for The Michigan Chronicle's email newsletter!
Don't show this to me again.