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HHS aims to curb pre-term births
Modern Healthcare

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation will award about $40 million in grants to test approaches that can help reduce the rising number of pre-term births in the U.S.

HHS reports that more than half a million infants are born prematurely each year, and that pre-term births often require early intervention services and special education for these children. Meanwhile, pre-term infants may also have conditions that could affect their productivity as adults.