Pediatric Health http://wutc.org en Local Infant Mortality Rates Decrease, But African-Americans Still Disproportionately Affected http://wutc.org/post/local-infant-mortality-rates-decrease-african-americans-still-disproportionately-affected <p>According to the <a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/">Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley</a>, our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation.&nbsp; One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality.&nbsp; In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but there are still challenges, particularly for African-Americans.&nbsp; This is true both in Hamilton County and <a href="http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=3021" Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:43:59 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 34786 at http://wutc.org Here Are Two Major Health Problems Facing Chattanooga Kids http://wutc.org/post/here-are-two-major-health-problems-facing-chattanooga-kids <p>Pediatricians and community leaders have formed a new group called the<a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/"> Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley,</a> which is working on a <a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-does-chattanooga-region-need.html">strategic plan</a> for long-term solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.&nbsp; “The Chattanooga region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation,” according to<a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-pediatric-health-improvemen Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:05:19 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 33379 at http://wutc.org