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October 08
Wisconsin State Journal: Infant mortality for Hispanic babies doubles in Dane County

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An article in the Wisconsin State Journal shines a light on a troubling trend in Madison and Dane County: infant mortality for Hispanic and Latinx babies has more than doubled in recent years. According to the article, the rate of infant mortality for this group is now the highest in our community.

“It’s not clear what has caused the alarming increase in deaths of Hispanic or Latino babies before their first birthday, but health officials and advocates say structural racism, toxic stress and a lack of Spanish-language resources may be contributing factors.”

Read the whole article to learn more about Roots4Change, a Madison-area cooperative of doulas providing support for Hispanic parents, efforts from local and statewide health leadership, and more.

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