Green discusses infant health disparities with WKOW

Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, spoke with WKOW as part of a story on ConnectRx, the prenatal program meant to help connect pregnant people who meet screening criteria for any of several social determinants of health metrics with community health workers. 

In “Digging Deeper: Wisconsin's persisting racial gap in infant health”, Green adds context about systemic causes for health disparities: 

“She said factors like where pregnant women work and live play into differences in maternal and infant health.  

"Although it's tempting to try to reduce these disparities to individual behavior and cultural dysfunction, that's not true," she said. "The evidence tells us very clearly that these structural, these upstream factors are what are driving these outcomes."” 

See the whole story here