Infant Mortality

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Voice: Dr. Amal Trivedi

Dr. Amal Trivedi

“It’s an economic issue, certainly, but it’s also a moral issue. I mean, ideally what we’d like to see is that every member of society has a chance for living a healthy, productive life. And to the extent that we see certain racial and ethnic groups in our society have lower life expectancy or a higher chance of dying in the first year of their life, that’s something that’s deeply, deeply troubling …” Continue Reading →

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Health gains for African Americans and Latinos lag far behind whites

Lucero Barrios, right, and her daughter, Monserrat, at their Adams County home.

Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother – circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life. Continue Reading →

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