According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana has one of the nation's worst rates of infant and maternal mortality. Side Effects Public Media teamed up with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition and the Indianapolis Recorder for panel discussions where experts shared insights on how to improve health outcomes for mothers and their children.
Panelists at Side Effects Public Media’s two-part Happier Birth Days conversation answered viewer questions about maternal and infant health disparities in Indiana’s black communities. But there wasn’t time to answer all questions. Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr.
Obesity is a big problem across the United States. It affects about 40 percent of the population. It’s even worse in Midwest states like Ohio, Illinois and Indiana and addressing the problem is complicated.