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The Infant Mortality Crisis in Minnesota's African-American Community

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New research links maternal and infant health disparities among African-Americans in Minnesota to significant life stressors during pregnancy. Hear recommendations, made from a community perspective, on ways to improve poor birth outcomes. Community Voices and Solutions Advisory Group (CVAS) is a partnership between three components of the Minnesota Department of Health and representatives of Minnesota's African-American community, which aims to improve the overall quality of life of African-American mothers and children.


Cheryl Barber, MDH: Community and Family Health
Babette Jamison, MDH: Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
Melanie Peterson-Hickey, MDH: Health Policy

In This Theme: Integrating Public Health and Health Care

A5   Circle of Health: A Partnership between the Medical Community and Public Health
B5   The Infant Mortality Crisis in Minnesota's African-American Community
C5   Catch Up with the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership
D5   The Weigh-In: Clinics, Health Plans, and Community Partners Achieving Healthy Weights for Kids