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First Year Cleveland receives $4.8 million from Ohio to reduce infant mortality in Cuyahoga County

Posted November 29, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A group dedicated to reducing infant deaths in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County will receive $4.8 million over the next two years from the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the state’s managed care... read more

Racism kills black newborns -- and does a number on black adults, too

Posted November 14, 2019 in Articles

In Cuyahoga County, black babies are far more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday. Half the babies born in Cuyahoga County in 2018 were white, according to First Year Cleveland, a... read more

Tackling racial health care disparities is both a matter of justice and of Cuyahoga County’s future

Posted November 13, 2019 in Articles

There may be no more toxic topic than race. But when it comes to the shockingly disparate health outcomes in Cuyahoga County between black and white babies, having that conversation has become essential. Discussing racial health... read more

Study finds racial bias may affects decisions on heart transplant recipients

Posted November 11, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Racial bias may affect whether black patients with heart failure are approved for heart transplants, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers in Arizona asked... read more

Racism as a public health crisis: What Cleveland can learn from Milwaukee

Posted November 09, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Milwaukee struggles with the very same issues that Cleveland does: infant mortality, lead poisoning and other challenges that significantly affect black children. For every 1,000 black babies born in Milwaukee, 15.8 died before... read more

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