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During Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), Promise Heights once again celebrated the crucial achievements of B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) for having contributed to record-low infant mortality outcomes in Upton/Druid Heights (U/DH).

Under BHB’s community stewardship since 2009, the infant mortality rate in U/DH dropped by 75 percent to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. This rate is lower than the city’s overall white infant mortality rate (4.4 in 2009) and is comparable to wealthier Baltimore communities that are far less negatively affected by well-known social determinants of health. 

BHB continues to offer important programs and opportunities that continue improving Black maternal and family health, demonstrating how well-designed outreach, education, and community partnerships do work.

Click here to hear the April 12 “On the Record” program on WYPR-Radio featuring BHB’s Stacey Stephens, LCSW-C, and L. Latéy Bradford, MD, PhD.

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