Different Paths, Same Direction for Healthy African American Babies

Sharon Schulz, CEO of Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA), writes this edition of “Communities in Action.”  In 2007, African American babies were three times as likely to not live to see their first birthday.  To address this public health crisis in Racine, Wis., the RKCAA formed the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes (GRC4HBO) initiative.  Click here, to read about the RKCAA’s GRC4HBO initiative, which in partnership with community residents, local and state government, and healthcare systems, is improving healthcare access for African American women, strengthening the African American community and families, and addressing social and economic inequities.