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This Episode of everydaypeople will discuss the disproportionate African American child death in Sacramento. Why are the dying at an alarming rate and what can we do to prevent these deaths. This is a serious topic please listen in.
Supervisor Phil Serna established a Blue Ribbon Commission to address the issue of disproportionate African American child deaths. The Commission will review data, investigate model programs in other communities, hear from experts in child protection and well-being, and seek broad community input.
During the twenty years, African American children have consistently died at adisproportionate rate of 102.0 per 100,000 children compared to Caucasian children who died at a rate of 48.5 per 100,000 children. Of the 3,633 child deaths since 1990, AfricanAmerican children accounted for 22% (816) of child deaths and 12% of the childpopulation. This finding is currently being addressed by the Sacramento County BlueRibbon Commission on Racial Disparity.
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