Health

Moving from talk to action on black infant mortality plan

On Dec. 5, more than 100 health advocates, health care providers and community leaders gathered to give feedback on the county's plan.
On Dec. 5, more than 100 health advocates, health care providers and community leaders gathered to give feedback on the county's plan.
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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.