Social policy is health policy. As a part of its Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, NPN's Capacity College presents parts of Unnatural Causes Video Series: a seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.
African-American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African-American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. When the Bough Breaks looks at how the chronic stress of racism over the course of life might become embedded in our bodies and increase risks.
Challenging the nation's approach to prevention, which is limited to encouraging healthy behaviors and managing individual risks, UNNATURAL CAUSES spotlights the growing body of evidence demonstrating the need for more "upstream policies that provide everyone the opportunity for good health."