W. K. Kellogg Foundation http://michiganradio.org en Foundation grants $4.5 million to program preventing infant deaths http://michiganradio.org/post/foundation-grants-45-million-program-preventing-infant-deaths <p>A program that&rsquo;s showing signs of progress in reducing low birth weight and infant deaths among African-Americans is getting a major vote of confidence. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $4.5 million grant to a program in Grand Rapids called Strong Beginnings.</p><p>The program has reduced the number of black infant deaths in Grand Rapids by more than 20 percent in five years.&nbsp;</p><p>Peggy Vander Meulen is executive director of Strong Beginnings.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:27:16 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4065 at http://michiganradio.org Foundation grants $4.5 million to program preventing infant deaths