Mayor Mike Duggan announced a program on Wednesday, Aug. 16 to reduce infant mortality and premature birth in Detroit.
Mayor Mike Duggan announced a program on Wednesday, Aug. 16 to reduce infant mortality and premature birth in Detroit.(

Detroit health officials hope increased access to child care services and information during pregnancy will reduce premature births and decrease infant mortality, Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday.

Make Your Date Detroit, a partnership with the city and Wayne State University (WSU), has served more than 5,800 women since launching in 2014. The effort is adding another partner, SisterFriends Detroit, to increase its reach with prenatal care, awareness of cervical length screening and treatment, pregnancy education classes and more.

“Make Your Date is having a significant impact in Detroit,” Duggan said. ” …we must ensure that even more women gain access to the highest…

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