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Samantha Caiola's Blog

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Samantha Caiola's Work

Between 2010 and 2015, African American children in Sacramento County died at far higher rates than those of people under age 18 from other racial groups. These seven leaders are working to change that.
Black babies in Sacramento County were about five times more likely to die in their sleep than white babies between 2010 and 2015, a Sacramento Bee review of California death certificates reveals. What can be done?

"Finding families touched by the death of a child was hard," writes Sammy Caiola of the Sacramento Bee. "And convincing them to talk to me was even harder."