Lack of access to women’s health clinics | PROJECT: Community



African American babies born in Pinellas County are more than twice as likely to die in their first year of life than their Caucasian counterparts. This could be due to a lack of affordable and available health clinics in the area. South of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, there are only three clinics where an expectant mother could receive care. An expecting mother living in one of the most southern neighborhoods of St. Pete would have to travel between 40 and 60 blocks to the closest care center. For those women who lack transportation, this equates to approximately an hour bus drive including a transfer and 15 minutes of walking. Next STEPP Pregnancy Center is one clinic in the area that is offering a variety of resources to an average of 700 to 800 families per year.

Voiceover by: Tyra Finelli
Edited by: Makenzie Garner

Featuring…
Carole Alexander: nextstepp.org/

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