Pittsburgh and infant mortality in minorities
Interview: Erika Beras, field producer.
Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has an infant mortality rate nearly triple the national average for minority babies. To help lower the infant mortality rate, Family-Nurse Partnership and Healthy Start were formed to provide expecting mothers in Allegheny County with home visits from registered nurses. Field producer Erika Beras takes “Sound Medicine” listeners on a home visit to a mother in Allegheny County.