President's Discretionary

Connecticut Department of Public Health

2020 - $25,000

This funding supported a summit on maternal and child health, hosted by the department, which featured experts including the U.S. Surgeon General. There are significant racial and ethnic disparities in infant and maternal mortality rates and adverse outcomes, and the lifetime effects of racism, poverty, and stress are among the factors. The summit also marked the beginning of a gold ribbon commission that will examine these disparities and work to reduce mortality rates.

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