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Listen to Podcast: The Babies Are Not All Right-Black babies are dying at rates much higher than those for American babies as a whole…Hello Black Caucus!!

 

Let’s start with a fact that might shock you. America, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, has one of the highest infant mortality rates among developed countries. According to the CDC, we lag behind at least 27 of the wealthiest nations in the world when it comes to keeping our infants alive for the first year of life. Finland and Japan are at the top, and the United States is at the very bottom, right under Slovakia. (Check out this chartfor a striking visual.)

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