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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

Rita Andolsen - MetroHealth & “First Year Cleveland” Initiative 9.12.18

Posted September 12, 2018 in Articles

The Director of Communications & Community Engagement at MetroHealth Medical Center, Rita Andolsen, joined Alexa & Hollie today to talk about MetroHealth’s involvement in a huge initiative called, “First Year Cleveland.” Babies sleeping safely is... read more

Reducing The Infant Mortality Racial Disparity Gap; Tech To Help Smokers Quit

Posted August 16, 2018 in Articles

The number of babies dying before they reach their first birthday in Cuyahoga County, and specifically in Cleveland, is inching downward, but still frighteningly high. What's growing is the gap between white and black babies.... read more

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