public health http://wfae.org en At-Risk Pregnant Women In Gaston County To Get Home Visits http://wfae.org/post/risk-pregnant-women-gaston-county-get-home-visits <p>Gaston County has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to send nurses into the homes of low-income pregnant mothers. The county&#39;s infant mortality and child poverty rates routinely outpace the rest of the Charlotte region.<br /><br />&quot;Woeful&quot; is the word Gaston Public Health Director Chris Dobbins uses to describe the county&#39;s health statistics for children. &nbsp;<br /><br />&quot;In Gaston County right now, 28 percent of our children live in poverty - 28 percent - that&#39;s a staggering number,&quot; says Dobbins.<br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:13:24 +0000 Julie Rose 1379 at http://wfae.org At-Risk Pregnant Women In Gaston County To Get Home Visits