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Racism as a public health crisis: What Cleveland can learn from Milwaukee

Posted November 09, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Milwaukee struggles with the very same issues that Cleveland does: infant mortality, lead poisoning and other challenges that significantly affect black children. For every 1,000 black babies born in Milwaukee, 15.8 died before... read more

Racism to blame for deplorable African-American infant mortality rates, group says

Posted November 07, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In three years, First Year Cleveland has dramatically reduced the Cuyahoga County infant mortality rate – dropping deaths by 18 percent. But African-American babies are four times as likely as white babies... read more

This Week in the CLE: Groundbreaking work on saving babies and more (cleveland.com podcast) 8:33

Posted November 07, 2019 in Media

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Sounds of Ideas: 400 Years of Inequity Summit Preview

Posted November 07, 2019 in Articles

Podcast Link:https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/400-years-of-inequity-summit-preview-shondor-birns-book-philanthropy-awards Confronting racism and the societal structures that deny opportunities to people of color will be the subject of a national conversation held in Cleveland this week. We will preview "400 Years of Inequity: A... read more

Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality Rate Steadily Decreasing; Prematurity Continues to Drive Results

Posted November 04, 2019 in Press Releases

November 4, 2019 — Since the public-private collaborative First Year Cleveland (FYC) was established in December 2015, overall Cuyahoga County infant mortality rates have declined by more than 23 percent through the end of 2018... read more

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