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US Infant Mortality

State's Black Infant Mortality Rate Level With Developing Countries

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact

In the roughest neighborhoods of Oakland, Sandra Tramiel carries a baby scale in her knapsack as she undertakes a profound mission: saving Alameda Cou...

Saving Our Future: Remember the Black Infant Mortality Crisis

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

But a critical issue that is getting lost in the fray is the continuing black infant and maternal mortality crisis. African-American women have the nation's highest rates of infant mortality--more than two times the rate of white women.

We Should Be Ashamed: Why the U.S. Has a High Infant Death Rate

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

Thirty developed countries, all of which spend much less on health care than the United States, have lower infant mortality rates than we do. And the disparity within our nation is alarming.

Where Our Nation Has Failed

Leon Friedman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Leon Friedman

In the face of our enormous economic success, why are we so deficient in dealing with the health of our infants and the population as a whole or in educating our children, in comparison with other countries in the world?

Unfair Children's Health Disparities: More Reason for Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, we live in a nation where children of color experience significant health disparities that begin before birth and follow them throughout their lives.