Health experts point to the crippling influence of institutionalized racism as a looming roadblock to these efforts.
Experts hope new universal basic income programs and an innovative maternal center will help protect Black infants and mothers.
Links between environmental exposures and maternal health outcomes remain underexplored, despite recent efforts to catch up.
A pledge to sharply reduce infant mortality by 2023 faces daunting obstacles.
Given the county’s focus on the issue in recent years, the lack of progress is notable.