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Charlee Marie Faith Ford came into the world struggling to live. After an emergency C-section at 37 weeks, her lungs failed for nine minutes before doctors revived her.
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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....
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For reporter Giles Bruce, it wasn't until he jettisoned all his preconceived notions about what was driving Indiana's high infant death rate that he found his real story.
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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?
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"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."

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In California's Sacramento County, black children die at twice the rate of white children. The Sacramento City Council recently approved $750,000 for a county-led effort to lower the high death rate by connecting families with gang violence prevention, foster care assistance, health care and more.

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