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Dr. Jeanne Taylor of the Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center
[Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center]
Original Airdate: 1/28/1991

Length: 00:06:36
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that the infant mortality rate in Boston's African American community is three times the rate in white communities. Fields interviews Jeanne Taylor, PhD (Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center) and David Dolin (Executive Vice President, Beth Israel Hospital)) about the partnership between the two facilities and the rising infant mortality rate in Boston. Dolin says that the high infant mortality rate is a social problem involving health, education, housing, employment, and crime. He adds that advances must be made in all of those areas in order to combat the high infant mortality rate in Boston. Taylor talks about the role of community health centers and the benefits of relationships between community health centers and large hospitals. Taylor says that the infant mortality rate is only one indicator of distress in the African American community. Fields reports that the concept of linkage is being applied to health care through the partnerships between the large and small medical facilities. Fields's report includes footage of infants being cared for in the nursery of a health facility.

Contributor : Reporter
Carmen Fields
Format : Tape 7794   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106794 
VHS cassette 106906 
Betacam cassette 106901 
digital betacam cassette 106896 

Subject : Keywords
Infants - Mortality
Medical care
Urban policy
Urban poor

Subject : Personal Names
Dolin, David
Fields, Carmen
Taylor, Dr. Jeanne

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Beth Israel Hospital
Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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