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Black Moms, Black Babies at High Risk


by Michaela Gibson Morris

From grassroots organizations working directly with moms to large insurers, health advocates remain increasingly concerned that black mothers and babies continue to die at higher rates than white mothers and babies.

“We know black moms and black babies die more often than other folks,” said Toni Hill, founding director of the Northeast Mississippi Birthing Project, which is open to all expectant mothers but focuses its outreach to mothers of color.

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