‘Native Generations’ Campaign Connects Urban Indians With Infant Care, Native Support

Indian Country Today Media Network: Brenda Austin, January 21, 2013

American Indian and Alaska Native babies are dying at higher rates across the country than babies born to all other races. According to the Office of Minority Health, for every 1,000 American Indian and Alaskan Native live births, as many as 8.7 die before they can celebrate their first birthday. That’s more than 1.6 times the infant mortality rate of non-Hispanic whites.

Native Generations” is a campaign launched by theUrban Indian Health Institute(UIHI) and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health to help raise awareness about infant mortality in urban American Indian communities and share health and prevention messages with providers and families. In addition to the 11-minute video available on their website and posted onYoutube, the organization provides free brochures and resource guides to Native health programs and interested individuals. Read More