Newsom proposes $7.5 million to fight black infant mortality.
By Dan Morain, CALmatters
CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.
January 21, 2019 (San Diego) - African-American women experience a far higher risk of pregnancy-related death than women in other ethnic groups, and black infants die at far higher rates, a threat that has promped Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose spending an extra $7.5 million to confront the issue next fiscal year.