First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone 216-368-4837
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We welcome the voices from our community around topics related to the work of First Year Cleveland. Please explore our blog to learn more about how together, we can save our babies and eliminate racial inequities!

First Year Cleveland Works with Community Members to Reduce Toxic Lead and Tobacco Smoke Exposures

Every baby deserves to celebrate a first birthday. But in Cleveland, Ohio, too many babies did not get that chance. That is until city and county system leaders established First Year Cleveland (FYC) on December 30, 2015. And although our community has seen a 23% decrease in infant deaths from...

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We must commit to save our African American babies

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, a time for us to reflect on our community’s efforts to decrease the rate at which babies die during...

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By acting to address health equity, Cleveland City Council helps us all live healthier lives

(This originally appeared as an opinion piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on July 17, 2020) Speaking for the Cleveland Division of the American Heart Association’s...

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Advocating for Your Health During COVID-19

mi·nor·i·ty Defined as part of a population that is different from others [...] often subjected to differential treatment. As members of African American, American Indian and Alaska...

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The Impact of Community Involvement

As a student pursuing a dual master’s degree in public health and social administration, I went through my field placement at First Year Cleveland (FYC)....

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