Infant Mortality Summit Discusses Solutions

Aug 23, 2019

Indiana has a higher infant mortality rate than the national average. A summit in Indianapolis focused on moves being made to improve outcomes for infants in Indiana. 

A recently-opened South Bend clinic that performs abortions gets to stay open after a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday.

A recently expanded program in Indiana connects people about to leave prison with health care and other resources. The Indiana Re-Entry Program is run by CareSource, one of the health care companies that the state contracts with to provide Medicaid. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan spoke with Care Source medical director Dr. Cameual Wright who gave an overview of the program that is now serving all 15 Indiana state-run prisons.

Activists rallied against the high cost of prescription drugs, outside of U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) Indianapolis office Tuesday. The group wants the senator to lead the way to lower drug prices.

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana. A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.