African-American women are more likely than white women to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications. Their babies are more likely to be born early than are white babies, and are more likely to die before their first birthday.
A growing body of research explores how racism is linked to these disparities.
MPR’s Catharine Richert recently reported on this issue – and what one birth center in Minneapolis is doing about it.
Richert joined Angela Davis, along with two guests, for a conversation about how to reduce maternal and infant health disparities.
Rachel Hardeman, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Rebecca Polston, Owner and director of Roots Community Birth Center in Minneapolis
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.