Ohio's Medicaid department gives over $22M to urban areas in efforts to lower infant mortality rates

June 13, 2016

Ohio gave over $22 million to groups in an attempt to lower infant mortality rates. The state's Medicaid department is working with community leaders in eight urban areas in the state to figure out what can help each region in its own way. Projects include efforts to educate both women and men on how to have healthy pregnancies and programs that connect families with health-related resources. According to the department, each urban region got at least $1.5 million with amounts based on the needs and existing resources in each area.