Close Baby Boxes aim to reduce infant mortality rate in Nueces County Help make healthy babies in the Coastal Bend. John-Thomas Kobos, KIII 8:44 AM. CST February 15, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST CORPUS CHRISTI (KIIINEWS) - In 2016, there were over 5000 live births in Nueces County; over 2,200 women had positive pregnancy tests at WAMHS clinics. Compared to the State, Nueces County has generally had a higher infant mortality rate. “Our goal is to provide the resources and tools necessary to ensure these patients have access to care. This will improve maternal health, increase healthy birth outcomes and promote a more preventive way of approaching ones health,” said Christina Bonner, Special Projects Director. “The Box Project will provide case management to assist individuals in accessing available resources, motivating them to lead a more health focused life.” The Box Project is funded through donations and individual box sponsorships, grants and Women’s and Men’s Health Services in hopes to hand out a Baby Box to every individual who has a confirmed pregnancy through the clinic in 2017. Call 361-947-1778, email http://firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://wamhs.org for more information. © 2017 KIII-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Woman sentenced for posing as nurse Man killed in head-on collision One arrested in Alice drug raid Robstown residents embrace mascot Employee fired after phone found hidden Man killed in fall from grain storage tank Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas Blitz Week 5 - Segment 1 Opening statements heard in murder trial Bill's Forecast More Stories How to pass an emissions test Oct 20, 2017, 3:46 a.m. How to get a Cuisinart knife set for half the cost Oct 19, 2017, 8:35 a.m. CCPD responding to a shooting near the city's north side Oct 19, 2017, 10:43 p.m.