Michigan is getting $14.4 million for a program that does home visits for pregnant women and new mothers. A key goal is to reduce infant mortality.
The Michigan Department of Community Health will use the money for prevention-focused home visits in at-risk communities.
Michigan's infant mortality rate is above the national average. Fourteen out of every 1,000 African American babies in Michigan die before they reach their first birthday. That is three times more than white babies.