The Hispanic infant mortality rate is now highest of any group, including Blacks, for which the level has long been high.
Harambee Village Doulas is trying to improve infant mortality, maternal health.
I was astonished to read in the Sept. 18 article "Group formed to help Black babies" that 12 out of every 1,000 Black babies born in Dane Coun…
We need comprehensive, equitable and universal paid family leave, and we need it now.
An expanded birth coach program, a new Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance, and a screening tool to connect black pregnant women to commu…
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 Dane County Health Council and the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness said Friday the programs are expected to begin early next year as part of an effort to curb long-term racial gaps in maternal and child health.
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness in Madison plans to open Dane County’s first black women’s health and wellness center this summer on…
“Ultimately, participants communicated a looming state of stress in ‘living while Black’ in Dane County,” the report said.
In 2016-18, the black infant mortality rate in the county was 12 deaths per 1,000 births, compared to 4.3 deaths per 1,000 births for white babies.
The 'Healthy Women, Healthy Babies' initiative will not just help address our disturbing rates of mortality for black mothers and babies, but will help address inequities in education, in the workforce, and our criminal justice system by setting children and families up for success from Day One.
The proposal includes nearly $23 million to extend post-birth coverage for women on Medicaid from 60 days to a year.
The measure seeks to fund efforts to expand access to women's health care, reduce infant mortality rates and restore eligibility to Planned Parenthood for funding that was stripped away under former Gov. Scott Walker.
Wisconsin makes pregnant women on Medicaid identify the father or risk losing coverage after the baby is born.
Up to 250 black women of childbearing age in Dane County, along with some black men, will be asked to help identify causes and solutions to hi…
A nine-month community engagement campaign, led by the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and EQT by Design, will hold focus groups and forums to gather input from African-American women, their partners and their communities.
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.
Wisconsin ranks 28th among states for children’s health, with African-American kids facing rates twice as bad as white and Latino children in several categories.
The Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center opened in the East Madison Community Center on Wednesday. It aims to create a safe place for kids and their caregivers to play and learn, build stronger families and improve birth outcomes.
Experts agree that stress, poverty, prenatal care and parental support can affect infant mortality. A local law group in Dane County thinks there's another factor that's largely unrecognized by the public and policymakers: Birth Cost Recovery.
We at ABC for Health read with great concern the April 2 article by David Wahlberg titled “High death rate for black babies in Dane County fru…
Dear Editor: Thank you for the article on Dane County's racial disparity in infant mortality. Losing my son when he was 41 was the most devast…
Dane County’s black infant mortality rate continues to be nearly three times the rate for whites despite ongoing efforts to combat the problem.
Infant mortality is the death of a child in its first year of life. Fetal mortality, sometimes called stillbirth, is defined by Wisconsin statute as the death of a fetus after 20 weeks or when it weights more than 350 grams.
The two are connected by their common risk factors and poor Wisconsin performance: according to a 2012 fetal infant mortality review of Dane County, a baby born to an African-American mother, compared to a white mother, is over twice as likely to die before turning 1 and four times as likely to be stillborn.