Nathan Nickel is an expert with EvidenceNetwork.ca and a Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. He is also an Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba
In public health, infant mortality is often viewed as a marker for a society's development, and Manitoba consistently falls to the bottom. Poverty, limited education, historical trauma and colonization, to name just a few factors -- can be linked to both Manitoba's high rates of infant mortality and kids in care -- and puts children at risk for other negative health and social outcomes.
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