In 1900, 100 of every thousand newborns in this country died before reaching 1 year old. By the turn of the 21st century, this rate had declined by more than 90 percent. It's one of the great triumphs of American public health. And here's how it happened.
America's Health Rankings Annual Report, an initiative of the United Health Foundation that features reporting on infant health outcomes and many other topics, is now available. Check it out!