A Community Reporting Fellowship for Young Californians
A Community Reporting Fellowship for Young Californians

These mothers are doing something about the black infant health crisis in Fresno


Black infants in Fresno, California were found to be three times more likely than white babies to die within their first year, according to a 2015 study by First Five Fresno County. Now, Fresno’s Black Infant Health program is working to change that by supporting the most important people in those baby’s lives — their moms.

Rise Up reporter Jeremy Miller spoke with care coordinators at Fresno BIH, and several of the mothers whose lives — and whose babies lives — have been touched by the program.

Rise Up: Be Heard is FMG’s journalism training and mentorship program for young people living in underrepresented communities. The program is supported through a partnership with The California Endowment.


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