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Arkansas has a child mortality rate far higher than the national average. Is the state doing enough to prevent these deaths?

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posted 10/22/19

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Arkansas ranks high in child abuse, deaths. COVID-19 has made it worse, officials say.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital saw an increase in the number and severity of child-abuse-related cases last year, a troubling pattern in a state that had high rates of child maltreatment before the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.
This is what happens when the hot line receives a report of alleged child maltreatment, according to interviews with Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Department of Human Services officials, state documents and state webpage.