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SLPD article on premature infant death in STL, by Nancy Cambria


Nancy Cambria’s December 6, 2016 article, Too many babies are dying in St. Louis and one group is taking a stand, addresses disturbing racial trends in infant mortality in St. Louis. According to a recent study commissioned by Generate Health (formerly the Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition), “African-American babies are three times as likely to die as white babies in St. Louis.” We reported similar findings on page 58 of our For the Sake of All 2014 report.

Cambria’s article also highlights the work of Generate Health’s Flourish campaign, funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health, and the unveiling of a recent call-to action promoting infant safe-sleep practices among African-American families.

Read the full article here

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