Fixing D.C.’s High Infant Mortality Rate

The story was originally published by City Cast DC with support from USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

D.C. has the fourth highest fetal mortality rate in the US. And while it’s mostly Black babies who are dying in the District, it’s an issue that says a lot about how resources and care are allotted in the city. Journalist Candace Montague has been talking to parents who lost children about their experiences and what can be done.