Prenatal Advocates Give At-Risk Moms A Better Beginning

In 1996, the culturally diverse community of Brockton, Mass., earned a ranking its flagship hospital was compelled to reverse. That year, the state department of health issued
a report that found Brockton had the state's second highest infant mortality and morbidity rates. While the statewide average of babies born with low birth weights was 6.4%,
Brockton's was 8%.