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Indiana hotline takes aim at infant mortality

Posted at 9:28 AM, Mar 01, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana State Department of Health has begun a new hotline emphasizing services that can help reduce infant death in Indiana.

The agency on Monday began operating the Maternal and Child Health MOMS Helpline. It's aimed at improving pregnant women's access to early and regular prenatal care and connecting them with a network of prenatal and child health care services within their local communities, state agencies and other organizations around Indiana.

The helpline incorporates many of the services from the old Indiana Family Helpline. It can connect Hoosiers with services that include, locating a health care provider, prenatal services, immunizations, baby items such as cribs and car seats and transportation providers

The hotline is available at 1-844-624-6667 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.