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Infant Mortality In Minorities

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/102713_1.mp3

Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has an infant mortality rate nearly triple the national average for minority babies. To help lower the infant mortality rate, Family-Nurse Partnership and Healthy Start were formed to provide expecting mothers in Allegheny County with home visits from registered nurses. Field producer Erika Beras takes “Sound Medicine” listeners on a home visit to a mother in Allegheny County.