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Northern Arapaho Tribe tackles infant mortality

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has received a $2 million federal grant to combat infant mortality.

The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help the tribe's Women Infants and Children program. Pregnant women and new mothers will receive training and support.

According to a recent report from the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center, American Indians have the highest mortality rate in the nation. The Wind River Reservation, where the Arapahos are based, has the highest in Indian Country and the highest in the nation, the report said.

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Grant to target high infant mortality rate (AP 10/25)

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