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FYC to partner with Village of Healing to engage Black professional women and aid in the reduction of Black infant deaths

Posted July 13, 2020 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND, OH – First Year Cleveland is committed to reducing the infant mortality rate in Cuyahoga County, with an explicit focus on Black infants, as they die at a rate four times higher than white... read more

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Launch OWN (Our Wellness Network)

Posted June 12, 2020 in Press Releases

OWN provides emotional and mental support to women and men who are experiencing pregnancy, infant loss, and early stages of parenting CLEVELAND - As part of the ongoing efforts to raise awareness regarding infant mortality rates... read more

Coalition of Nonprofits Commends Cleveland City Council for Passage of Resolution to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

Posted June 05, 2020 in Press Releases

COALITION OF NONPROFITS COMMENDS CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL FOR PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION TO DECLARE RACISM A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS Next steps will address structural racism issues and poorer health outcomes affecting people of color through community-wide efforts... read more

Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality Rate Steadily Decreasing; Prematurity Continues to Drive Results

Posted November 04, 2019 in Press Releases

November 4, 2019 — Since the public-private collaborative First Year Cleveland (FYC) was established in December 2015, overall Cuyahoga County infant mortality rates have declined by more than 23 percent through the end of 2018... read more

“Toxic: A Black Woman's Story" to explore the harmful effects of racism on pregnant African-American

Posted September 19, 2019 in Press Releases

National Geographic Executive Debra Adams Simmonsto participate with the premiere of“Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story,” a film exploring the harmful effects of racism on pregnant African-American women Cleveland, OH – First Year Cleveland’s Pregnancy and Infant... read more

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