Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) in your coverage of Thursday's announcement that Indiana's infant mortality rate fell to the lowest level in state recorded history. Kirchhofer, chair of the House Public Health Committee, authored House Enrolled Act 1007 in 2019 to provide critical services to expectant mothers and their babies:
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2020) – "Just a year ago, our state struggled with a tragically high infant mortality rate, with more than 600 babies dying before their first birthday. While we still have room to improve, Indiana is stepping up and investing in critical resources to keep moms and babies healthy before, during and after birth. Across the state and in Marion County, expectant and new moms can access a wide-range of support. Our efforts connect more women to early prenatal care, addiction treatment, wrap-around services and home-visit programs in the highest-risk communities. We have made significant progress, and I'm hopeful we'll continue this momentum."
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State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,
which includes portions of Marion County.
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