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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

A potentially pathbreaking local effort to unknot the whys of black infant mortality: editorial

Posted August 05, 2018 in Articles

A lot underlies persistently high infant mortality rates in parts of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Poor maternal health, lack of health access, inadequate education about safe sleep practices and insufficient breastfeeding support lead the list... read more

Can targeting race-based stress and healthcare bias save babies' lives?

Posted July 20, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio--Plans to reduce the county's shockingly high rate of black infant mortality and narrow the huge and growing racial divide in infant deaths in our area have started to take shape. With hope to combat... read more

In planning for Cleveland's future, we first need to rebuild trust: Chris Thompson (Opinion)

Posted June 27, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND -- Fresh calls for summits to address long-standing challenges in Greater Cleveland will fail to catalyze enduring, positive change if we don't first address a foundational, yet often ignored issue: the lack of trust... read more

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