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International Wave of Light remembers babies who died: How to take part in Northeast Ohio

Posted September 18, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Parents who have experienced the loss of an infant or unborn child are encouraged to light a candle in remembrance during this year’s virtual Wave of Light event. The free event runs... read more

Spectrum News 1, WKSU Partner to Address Infant Mortality in Cleveland and Akron

Posted August 31, 2020 in Articles

(See below for link to video) CLEVELAND, Ohio — Spectrum News 1 is partnering with the NPR affiliate at Kent State University, WKSU, to address the issue of infant mortality — specifically in Cleveland and Akron.... read more

Informed Communities: Support in Grieving Infant Mortality

Posted August 28, 2020 in Articles

(See link below for video) If you are grieving from the loss of an infant or pregnancy, you are not alone. There is hope and help in Northeast Ohio, particularly for African-American parents, who are, unfortunately,... read more

Black newborns face over twice the infant mortality rate as white babies, new study says

Posted August 20, 2020 in Articles

Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely to die when looked after by white doctors, a... read more

Informed Communities: Empowering Black Women on Their Healthcare During Pregnancy

Posted August 13, 2020 in Articles

(See link below for video) Infant mortality experts in Northeast Ohio are urging black families to become empowered about their healthcare, especially during pregnancy. As part of our informed communities reporting on infant mortality, we... read more

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