The city also faces challenges such as poverty and limited access to quality health care that help fuel the local maternal and infant health crisis. These factors contribute to high rates of preterm birth and infant mortality, particularly for communities of color. Broward County is a diverse community located in Southeast Florida that serves as a hub for local and foreign businesses. It is home to 2 million residents (30% Black; 30% Latino or Hispanic), with nearly 22,000 live births in 2019.
Broward County, 2017-2019 Average
Broward County, 2016-2018 Average
An assessment to help improve health and quality of life through community-wide strategic planning. [PDF LINK]
An article describing Broward County's launch of a new task force to create greater racial equity in the area.
March of Dimes President and CEO Stacey D. Stewart discusses the high preterm birth rates in Florida and the factors affecting the health of moms, including a lack of insurance and access to health care.