Children & Youth

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for every 1,000 Hispanic babies born in Connecticut, nearly seven do not live to their first birthday. The national average for infant mortality is 4.9.

Marc Camardo, who works for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, says the disparity is no surprise.

“It’s very unfortunate. When looking at the data over a five-year period, we have seen that this trend is consistent.”

Camardo says socio-economic factors impact the infant mortality gap between white women and women of color.

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Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman says Connecticut won’t be able to afford its Husky Health program for children if Congress fails to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP, that pays for it.

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Connecticut officials say they're able to reopen applications for a state-run child care subsidy program that helps low-income working families.

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Fairfield, Connecticut-based Save the Children says it's expanding its emergency response in Texas.