One painfully clear reality about infant mortality shared across developing and developed nations1 is this: Black babies die at higher rates than White babies. Even in the US, where the infant death rates for all age groups is shown to be dropping, Black infants still die at twice the rate as White infants.

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EPISODE 1: The first episode of APHA and Complexly’s web series “That’s Public Health” introduces the basics of public health and why it is so important.

 

EPISODE 2: Health equity is a public health approach that focuses on addressing avoidable, unnecessary, and unjust health differences, and works toward improving everyone’s health. This second episode of the “That’s Public Health” web series from APHA and Complexly explains how.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Medical Association Foundation sponsored the Prioritizing Equity Spotlight session moderated by Dr. Gail C. Christopher.

As part of a three-part series, physician leaders will discuss the history of racism in medicine, its impact on public health and the health care systems that exist today, and how providers and organizations can work towards truth, racial healing and reconciliation.