Columbus Hill Health Center Album -- Child Health Work
Annotation on back: From: Columbus Hill Health Center Album.Description: #4368 Columbus Hill Health Center Album Unknown Photographer In Bagdad on the Subway; A Periodical of Association [AICP] News, No. 7, September 1919, p. 16. Used as illustration in article entitled, "Child Health Work," pages 14-16. Excerpt from article, p. 14. "The appalling loss of infant life in the colored districts of New York City had long been a matter of serious concern. At the suggestion of Health Department officials, we selected such a district for beginning our work. Here the infant mortality rate, despite the fact that there are in the district two excellent maternity hospitals and two baby health stations, in 1916 was just twice that prevailing in the rest of the city. Our job we conceived to be in the linking up of the community with these facilities and of establishing ourselves on terms of intimacy and confidence with every family In the neighborhood."
Community Service Society Records
Women; Children--Health and hygiene; Children; Babies; African Americans; New York (N.Y.); Columbus Hill Health Center (New York, N.Y.)