Births, Infants, and Maternal Health
There are about 100,000 births to New Jersey residents each year.
- New Jersey has a relatively low teen birth rate and infant mortality rate compared to the U.S. as a whole.
- Reducing black infant mortality remains a challenge in New Jersey.
Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal for the United States. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system.1
1. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Overview. Healthy People 2020. 1/25/18.
Maternal and infant health are tracked at the national and state levels primarily through:
New Jersey Department of Health and NJ Maternal and Child Health Consortia
- Connecting NJ
- Family Health Services
- Nurture NJ
- Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
- Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
- Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative