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By Jose A Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

County campaign aims to save black babies, mothers


Last updated 2/4/2021 at 11:18am

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Black infants in San Diego County are three times more likely to die at birth and 60% more likely to be premature than white infants.

To continue to drive these numbers down, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency launched Black Legacy Now, an education and outreach campaign to improve health outcomes for Black babies and their mothers in the region, Jan. 28.

The new campaign supports the county's Perinatal Equity Initiative, which is being funded with a $1.45 million grant from the California Department of Public Health to reduce racial bias to improve birth and maternal hea...

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