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Long Island, Race & Mortality Disparity

Martine Hackett

On Long Island, black women and their babies are four times more likely to die during childbirth as their white neighbors. Dr. Martine Hackett, assistant professor in the School of Health Professions and Human Services, recently appeared on MetroFocus to discuss this disparity, as well as her work with the Birth Justice Warriors, an initiative that works to improve the health of black mothers and their babies.

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