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
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
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
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
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