Testimony – 2008 SB 653: Appropriation for maternal and child health prenatal care

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Mar 14, 2008


Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H.


In testimony to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H.,explains that the Infant Mortality Rate in Kansas is higher than the national average. He also lists some interventions that have been shown to be effective.

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