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Racism a public health crisis? Cleve. City Council weighs declaration to tackle impacts to society

Posted March 03, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio - City Council introduced a resolution Monday declaring racism in Cleveland and the societal problems it creates to be a public health crisis that requires formal government attention. If approved by council, the legislation... read more

Ohio Infant Mortality Continues to Decline, Gains by Race Remain Uneven

Posted February 26, 2020 in Articles

Ohio’s infant mortality rate continued its slow but steady decline in 2018, driven largely by falling death rates for white babies. The rate of infant death in Ohio’s black community, however, remains stubbornly high. In Ohio,... read more

New reports show black infants continue to die at a higher rate compared to other races

Posted February 26, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s infant mortality rate is steadily declining, but the numbers are barely budging for black infants. According to state and local officials, the numbers are still three times higher than the rate for... read more

Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality Rate Drops, But Racial Disparities Persist

Posted December 26, 2019 in Articles

Preliminary data show the infant mortality rate has dropped for every demographic in Cuyahoga County in 2019 except white babies, for which it increased slightly. The overall rate in 2019 (not counting December) was 7.75... read more

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

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