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Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality Rate Drops, But Racial Disparities Persist

Posted December 26, 2019 in Articles

Preliminary data show the infant mortality rate has dropped for every demographic in Cuyahoga County in 2019 except white babies, for which it increased slightly. The overall rate in 2019 (not counting December) was 7.75... read more

First Year Cleveland receives $4.8 million from Ohio to reduce infant mortality in Cuyahoga County

Posted November 29, 2019 in Articles

Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality Rate Steadily Decreasing;Prematurity Continues to Drive Results March of Dimes Report Card Shows More Work Needs to Be Done to Reduce Premature Births Since the public-private collaborative First Year Cleveland (FYC) was... read more

Racism kills black newborns -- and does a number on black adults, too

Posted November 14, 2019 in Articles

In Cuyahoga County, black babies are far more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday. Half the babies born in Cuyahoga County in 2018 were white, according to First Year Cleveland, a... read more

Tackling racial health care disparities is both a matter of justice and of Cuyahoga County’s future

Posted November 13, 2019 in Articles

There may be no more toxic topic than race. But when it comes to the shockingly disparate health outcomes in Cuyahoga County between black and white babies, having that conversation has become essential. Discussing racial health... read more

Study finds racial bias may affects decisions on heart transplant recipients

Posted November 11, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Racial bias may affect whether black patients with heart failure are approved for heart transplants, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers in Arizona asked... read more

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