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Gone Too Soon: Healthy Babies Need Healthy Communities
Too many of our babies are gone too soon. In fact, a 2010 report called Milwaukee Fetal/Infant Mortality Review, by Michaelski, et al, states that African American babies in Milwaukee are three times more likely to die within their first year of birth than their white counterparts. While there are many factors that contribute to this heartbreaking health disparity, they can be explained, in part, through the Life Course Theory which stresses the relationship of biological, behavioral and psychological factors.
Recognizing this disturbing trend …