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Baby On Board: Community Organizers Are Fighting Infant Mortality And Transportation Inequities

Posted February 25, 2021 in Articles

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health have partnered to create a new program to fight infant mortality. Baby on Board will provide expectant mothers and their partners in three... read more

New, expectant mothers to get free RTA passes under program aimed at reducing infant mortality

Posted January 19, 2021 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority trustees on Tuesday agreed to participate in a pilot program with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health that is aimed at reducing infant mortality rates by providing... read more

First Year Cleveland marks 5th anniversary working to reduce infant mortality

Posted December 31, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND -- Five years ago, a group of community leaders came together to proclaim that our level of infant mortality was unacceptable and that urgent action was needed. The goal of First Year Cleveland was to... read more

Gov. Mike DeWine creates task force to combat infant mortality, racial disparities

Posted December 17, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Black infants in Ohio are 2.8 times more likely to die before their first birthday than white infants, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s 2019 Infant Mortality Report. Ohio had 356 Black infant... read more

Black mothers grieve the babies they lost

Posted November 24, 2020 in Articles

PREGNANCY WAS ROCKY for Cheryl and Sean Martin from their first, in 1996. Cheryl, 27, couldn’t keep food down. She was transported to the hospital on several occasions for vaginal bleeding. When she told her... read more

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