The Hispanic infant mortality rate is now highest of any group, including Blacks, for which the level has long been high.
Riley Keough wishes she'd hugged her brother the last time she saw him before he took his own life last year.
Harambee Village Doulas is trying to improve infant mortality, maternal health.
“We've been working for the last six years to really move innovative ways of approaching true birth equity, and we know that we can't continue to put Band-Aids on things as we've done in this county for so many years,” said Tia Murray, co-founder and CEO of Harambee Village Doulas.
Solutions include investing in a new software tool to connect black mothers to resources, a Maternal and Child Health Alliance and investment in a doula program.
The group, known as Pregnancy Options Wisconsin: Education, Resources and Support, or POWERS, includes a dozen doctors, nurses, midwives, activists and doulas, which are best known for providing emotional and physical comfort during births.
As mothers around the world marvel that Kate Middleton went home from the hospital mere hours after giving birth to her third child, the largest group of women’s doctors in the U.S. is urging a major shift in the way physicians care for mothers of new babies.
Community advocates say that too often, African-American women are not given the information or support they need to breastfeed their babies. They're launching a breastfeeding awareness campaign to change that.