Impact Area

Good Health


Healthy development starts in the prenatal period and even before.

Key Findings

per 1,000 live births, Black infant mortality is nearly twice the national rate.
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Caregivers with infants and toddlers continue to report increased emotional distress amid the pandemic, and a parallel increase in their children’s emotional distress.

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.

State Policy Initiatives

Learn how states are improving outcomes for babies by searching ZERO TO THREE’s collection of articles highlighting innovative state policies and initiatives, searchable by issue area or state.

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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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