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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Feb 17, 2021

150 years ago, it was common—even expected—that children would die, and tragedy struck families from the poor to the rich and powerful. Dr. Perri Klass, a pediatrician and author of A Good Time to Be Born, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the incredible scientific, public health, and social movements that made child mortality so rare in the United States. They also discuss why disparities persist and how today’s parents, despite being “the luckiest in history,” are not any less anxious about the safety and well-being of their children.

KEYWORDS: child health; social determinants of health