and the one in the middle drives a..... bus?
Maybe we will make this a series, so we will call this question #1:
Last Sunday, the New York Times reported from Pittsburgh on the disparity in infant mortality locally:
In Pittsburgh, where the unemployment rate is well below the national average, the infant mortality rate for black residents of Allegheny County was 20.7 in 2009, a slight decrease from 21 in 2000 but still worse than the rates in China or Mexico. In the same period the rate among whites in the county decreased to 4 from 5.6 — well below the national average, according to state statistics.Further it reported that:
While Pittsburgh’s struggles are illustrative of problems in other cities, it also faces its own particular issues, including the county’s privatization of many of its health care services over the years.The question for each of the candidates is:
What is the county's role in addressing the disparity in infant mortality here in Allegheny County and what, if anything, will change in your administration with regards to the role of the Allegheny County Health Department?