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News from the EpiCenter Northwest Tribal Infant Mortality Project: Current trends among American
Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the Pacific Northwest
As non-AI/AN infant mortality rates (IMRs) continue to
decline, AI/AN IMRs have remained 1.5-2.0 fold higher
than white rates. Dr. Jim Gaudino joined NPAIHB in
late 2000 as the CDC MCH Medical Epidemiologist to
develop the Northwest Tribal Infant Mortality Project
(IMP) as a follow-up of a previous, exploratory project