Special Series: Black Infant Mortality |

RSVP: Wellness for black moms-to-be: resilience in the face of racism

| Due to overwhelming interest, Priska Neely will host another interactive conversation to share stories and information that women can use to improve birth outcomes.

Checking in on L.A. County's plan to save black babies

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An update on what's happened in the year since the county's health department launched an action plan aimed at closing the black-white gap in infant mortality.

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What pregnant black women need to know to have a 'safe and sacred birth'

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We asked an OBGYN, a midwife and a maternal-child health advocate how black women can empower themselves and combat high rates of black maternal and infant mortality.

Event: Racism and reproduction — what black women need to know

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Join KPCC’s Priska Neely and a panel of guests as they discuss the black infant mortality crisis and share information women can use to empower themselves.

Empowering moms – and dads – in the black infant mortality crisis

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Ohio has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation. Community organizations are working to give parents tangible tools to help, with a focus on dads.

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Saving black babies by saving a neighborhood

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The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of the initiative is that improving life for all residents will ultimately save babies.

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What's behind the high black infant mortality rates? Racism, not race

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Experts say one of the reasons black babies are more likely to die is because of a tendency to ignore one of the underlying causes: systemic racism.

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These people have dedicated their lives to keeping black babies alive

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There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies.