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Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes for African American Women

Dec 11, 2018

Credit Milicano Gueira

Why it is that black babies in the U.S. are more than twice as likely to die than white babies? And why are black women dying from complications related to childbirth four times more frequently than white women?

Linda Villarosa is a journalist, an educator and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. She covers the intersection of health and medicine and social justice.

Andrea N. Williams is a Doula who supports families during their birth journeys here in Baltimore.  She  is a member of the Community Advisory Board for Bmore for Healthy Babies, and a member of the Working Group for the “Black Mamas Matter Alliance,” a national organization focused on maternal health. 

Rebeca Dineen is the Assistant Commissioner of the Baltimore Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.  She leads a program called B’more for Healthy Babies.

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