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Public services fail pregnant, low-income African American women in San Francisco

July 14, 2018

A recent assessment led by San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute (HEI) found that stress from racism and poverty is affecting the health of pregnant African American women in unstable housing situations and contributing to pre-term births. The assessment builds on reports by the San Francisco Department of Public Health that found that the city’s African American women were 2.7 times more likely to have a preterm birth than white women and that half of the residents of public housing in San Francisco are African American.

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