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Early preterm births cause troubling rise in infant mortality: Progress report

Posted April 10, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the first three months of this year, Cuyahoga County’s infant mortality rate showed a troubling and dramatic rise, driven largely by a jump in the number of extremely preterm infants born... read more

Where you live determines how long you live

Posted December 19, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On the East side of Cleveland, there are a few blocks surrounding a water plant where a little under 1,200 people live. It’s just across the street from the Cleveland Clinic. A... read more

Ohio encourages 'kick counting' and free app to pregnant moms to prevent stillbirth

Posted October 24, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- In an effort to prevent stillbirths, Ohio is encouraging pregnant women to track fetal movement in the third trimester of pregnancy by counting and tracking kicks and other in utero activity using a... read more

A promising win against infant mortality: 'One Community' celebrates zero deaths

Posted September 30, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio ­– Community members and public health officials combating the high rate of infant deaths among black families are celebrating a rare win in one of the hardest hit ZIP codes in Northeast Ohio. Infant... read more

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

Posted September 21, 2018 in Articles

An August 2018 editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals,... read more

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