Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment about infant deaths across the state in 2012, the most recent year available. The report details 253 infant deaths in Kansas that year.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about infant mortality in Kansas. The KDHE said in a news release that the information in the report is based on birth records linked to death certificate information.
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Where you get it: Go to www.kdheks.gov/hci/infant_mortality.htm.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.