Moving from talk to action on black infant mortality plan
This project received support from the Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship and its Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being.
Other stories in this series include:
Why are black babies twice as likely to die as white babies in the US?
Black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. My family is part of this statistic
America's black babies are paying for society's ills. What will we do to fix it?
Saving black babies by saving a whole neighborhood
What's behind the high black infant mortality rates? Racism, not race
Empowering moms – and dads – in the black infant mortality crisis
In LA County, black babies are three as likely to die in their first year of life as white babies. In the spring, the county launched an action plan to close that gap, with an emphasis on addressing the role of chronic stress and racial discrimination. At a meeting Wednesday, county officials presented proposals for tangible steps to stakeholders.
[This story was originally published by 89.3KPCC.]