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Losing Ground: The Health Gap
In this state, an African American baby is three times more likely to die in the first year of life as a white baby. Latinos in the state also have a higher infant mortality rate than whites. Today, we have more from our series “Losing Ground,” about how minorities in Colorado are lagging behind in education, income, homeownership and health. Racial disparities in health aren't new, but they show a stubborn pattern: whites continue to do better than people of color when it comes to a host of conditions. Ryan Warner speaks with CPR’s Andrea Dukakis, who has been working on the series with our partners at I-News in Denver.