Black Women and Infant Mortality Rates

Despite ranking first in per capita health care spending, the United States ranks only 55th out of 225 countries (in order of low to high) for infant mortality rates, with 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. Moreover, this rank hides large racial disparities. Black infants die twice as often (11.1 deaths per 1,000 live births) as non-Hispanic white infants (4.8 deaths per 1,000 live […]

School Crime and Safety: How Are We Doing?

Crime in the nation’s schools and college campuses has declined overall during the past two decades, according to a report released April 17, 2019. The report also highlights new data on youth opioid use, perceptions of bullying, and active shooter incidents in educational settings. The new report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2018, is the 21st […]