KUOW Seattle Now: Birth support for Black and Native families in King County

March 1, 2023 9:49 am Published by

By Patricia Murphy and Jennie Cecil Moore / March 1, 2023

Having a baby carries a lot of risk.

But it’s even riskier for Black and Native people.

Infant mortality for Black and Native people is higher and in our area data shows many of the deaths are concentrated in areas of South King County.

Dila Perera is here to explain how her organization tries to help.

She’s executive director of Open Arms Perinatal Services which connects people and their newborns to care.

Listen to the episode at KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/stories/birth-support-for-black-and-native-families-in-king-county