Impact Area

Good Health


Healthy development starts in the prenatal period and even before. The 2022 Yearbook findings reveal significant disparities in the health outcomes of mothers and babies that can undermine the development of babies, potentially affecting them throughout their lives. The persistence of these inequities continues to make clear the need for policies that directly address and eliminate barriers that limit access to responsive, quality health care in historically marginalized communities and families with low income.

Key Findings

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per 1,000 live births, Black infant mortality is nearly twice the national rate.

Caregivers with infants and toddlers continue to report increased emotional distress amid the pandemic, and a parallel increase in their children’s emotional distress.

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The State of Babies

The state where a child is born and lives during their first three years makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life. See how your state stacks up—and where significant disparities exist in the opportunities available for babies.

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Good Health

The Good Health domain examines indicators of affordability and access to health care, nutrition, maternal and child health, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.


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