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Infant Deaths Drop In Cuyahoga County But Racial Disparities Persist

Posted November 11, 2020 in Articles

For the first time in decades, the infant mortality rate in Cuyahoga County seems to be on a consistent decline, though racial inequities persist, according to health officials. According to preliminary data collected by the Ohio... read more

Home Visitation Program Reduces Infant Mortality in Medicaid Recipients

Posted November 03, 2020 in Articles

Miracle M. wrapped her arms around herself and rocked back and forth as she retold the story of her premature daughter’s death. Her daughter was born at 22 weeks, weighed nearly four pounds, and died... read more

Wave of Light Remembers Northeast Ohio Babies Lost Through Miscarriage and Infant Death

Posted October 14, 2020 in Articles

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and despite restrictions brought upon by the pandemic, parents in Northeast Ohio who have experienced a miscarriage will still be able to honor their lost loved ones. Babies... read more

Too many African American babies are dying in Cuyahoga County. We must act.

Posted September 30, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND -- September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, a time for us to reflect on our community’s efforts to decrease the rate at which babies die during their first year of life. According to preliminary... read more

International Wave of Light remembers babies who died: How to take part in Northeast Ohio

Posted September 18, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Parents who have experienced the loss of an infant or unborn child are encouraged to light a candle in remembrance during this year’s virtual Wave of Light event. The free event runs... read more

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