Surviving Year One

You will watch the video ‘Surviving Year One” (26 minutes). This investigation explores how poverty and chronic, toxic stress may be contributing to high infant mortality rates for black and Latino babies, which is three times higher than the infant mortality rate for white babies.

*Note: This video may be emotionally distressing for some viewers, as it deals with infant death. To access the video, visit this website:

https://www.pbs.orgiVideo/america-numbers-surviving-year-one/

Answer the following questions:1. According to the video, what is toxic stress? How does it affect a person’s health? 2. What factors are thought to contribute to higher infant mortality rates for black and Latino babies? What struggles do the mothers report experiencing? 3. According to the video, in what ways do poverty and race intersect to increase infant mortality rates for black and Latino babies? In other words, how do the factors of poverty and race combine and interact with one another to contribute to high infant mortality rates for black and Latino babies? 4. What health disparities have you experienced in your own communities? 5. How can we address the issue of infant mortality?

 

 

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