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Infant mortality

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Five practical takeaways from reporting on how communities are tackling persistent disparities in infant mortality, in the midst of newsroom downsizing and shifting beats.
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The free state-funded service explores how racism can contribute to the early death of black babies.
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It's a high-stakes problem lawmakers across the country are increasingly trying to address.
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Center for Health Journalism. 
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This project received support from the Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship and its Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. Other stories in the series include:   Black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. My family is part of this statistic   America's black babies are pay
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The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of this initiative is that improving life for everyone in the community will ultimately save babies.
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It's one thing to identify the complex social cause of this crisis. It's far harder to combat racism and stop more babies from dying.
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This project received support from the Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship and its Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being....
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Reporter Priska Neely talks to her sister Nicole to talk about the two babies she lost nearly 20 years ago, after going into premature labor both times.
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In California, Alameda County’s success in saving lives has not been replicated statewide — and an already appalling gap between white and black infant death has grown since then.

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