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Hospitals test ways to address social needs
Modern Healthcare

For years the South Dallas neighborhood, located near the Texas city’s downtown, has ranked as one of the leaders in Dallas County in all the wrong categories.

The predominantly African-American population has consistently experienced one of the county’s highest rates of unemployment, poverty and lack of health insurance.

The area also has had one the county’s highest rates of death from breast cancer. Nearly 40% of area women with breast cancer received their diagnosis in a late-stage of their disease, according to a 2015 Susan G. Komen study.