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June Cooper of Project Mattapan
[Project Mattapan]
Original Airdate: 12/10/1987

Length: 00:01:34
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports on Project Mattapan, which is a community-based pre-natal care program aimed at reducing the infant mortality rate in Boston. Boeri notes that the infant mortality rate is very high in the city of Boston. He adds that the infant mortality rate in the African American community is 2.5 times the rate in the white community. Boeri interviews June Cooper (Community Health Associate) and John Ramsey (Boston Foundation) about the program. Boeri reports that Project Mattapan is a year-long project funded by the Boston Foundation. Boeri notes that the program will provide outreach to poor and uneducated women in an effort to combat premature births and low-birth weights. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of women and health care workers at a health-care center, by footage of infants at a hospital nursery, and by footage of children at an urban playground.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 5467   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102898 
VHS cassette 104084 
Betacam cassette 104083 
digital betacam cassette 104082 

Subject : Keywords
Infants - Mortality
Medical care
Urban poor

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Cooper, June
Ramsey, John

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Project Mattapan

Type : Genre
News - Television

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