Results tagged “Priska Neely”

These People Have Dedicated Their Lives To Keeping Black Babies Alive

There are so many public health workers, researchers and community organizers across the country who have dedicated their lives to improving birth outcomes for black babies. Here are some of them.

Keeping Black Babies Alive Is A Priority For LA's Top Health Officials

"You have to start somewhere as a department, put a stake in the sand about what's intolerable - and this is intolerable." --Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health for LA County

America's Black Babies Are Paying For Society's Ills. What Will We Do To Fix It?

The issue is not new, but we know more about the causes than ever before. Will society fix it?

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.