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infant mortality

Black and Brown Illinoisans in long-term care facilities died of COVID-19 at comparatively higher rates compared to white Illinoisans in the first few months of the pandemic.

In Iowa, Maternal Mortality Highlights Deep Racial Divide In Health Care

Dec 15, 2020
Meryshia Hess

Black women in Iowa are six times more likely to die during or shortly after childbirth than white women, and the reasons why are complicated. But this well-documented disparity also shows the role systemic racism plays in our entire health care system.