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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

Confronting Infant Mortality in Northeast Ohio

Posted November 19, 2020 in Articles

Cuyahoga County has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation. 'First Year Cleveland' is hoping to change that. CLEVELAND — For more than five decades, Cuyahoga County has had one of the highest... read more

Premature Birth Rate in Cuyahoga County Steadily Decreasing

Posted November 17, 2020 in Press Releases

Premature Birth Rate in Cuyahoga County Steadily DecreasingInterventions in place to further improve outcomes CONTACT:Valerie GraceFirst Year Cleveland440-241-1391valerie.grace@case.edu November 17, 2020 – Since First Year Cleveland’s founding in December 2015 through year-end 2019, infant deaths throughout Cuyahoga... read more

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