Money, racism major factors in death among Houston black mothers during childbirth

KHOU | By Lary Seward
April 16, 2019

A new approach from the University of Houston hopes to revive the decades-old Healthy Start Initiative and provide women at risk with better care.

HOUSTON — Death in childbirth is killing African-American mothers and babies in 10 Houston-area zip codes more than others, according to University of Houston researchers.  

They blame a mix of money and racism. However, UH researchers will use a $4.8 million federal grant to deliver treatment through the Healthy Start Initiative.

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