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posted 06/14/2019
Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die as white babies in their first year. When I heard this decades-old statistic for the first time, it me like a slap to the face.
posted 03/30/2018
I remember the first time I heard about black infant mortality disparities. I was at a conference last summer on perinatal health and there was one presentation focused on the topic. The chilling statistic was uttered over and over again: black infants in the United States are twice as likely to die

Priska Neely's Blog

Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die as white babies in their first year. When I... more »
posted 06/14/19
I remember the first time I heard about black infant mortality disparities. I was at a conference... more »
posted 03/30/18

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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....
This project received support from the Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship and its Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being....
KPCC’s Priska Neely reports on one of the reasons it has been so hard to bring down the black infant mortality rate: systemic racism is at the heart of the issue.