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Infant mortality may be one of the most cold, impersonal terms out there, especially when what we... more »
posted 06/30/16

Giles Bruce's Work

For reporter Giles Bruce, it wasn't until he jettisoned all his preconceived notions about what was driving Indiana's high infant death rate that he found his real story.
In the past 30 years, Indianapolis' infant mortality rate has decreased by more than a third. But Indiana still has the second-highest black infant mortality rate in the country.
Jourdan Harris was one of 613 Indiana babies who died before their first birthdays in 2015. The state has the eighth-highest rate of infant deaths in the nation. Many are preventable.