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Black babies are dying at a rate 7 times higher than white babies in Cleveland

Posted June 23, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Council moved a step closer to declaring racism a public health crisis, and a local organization, First Year Cleveland, hopes it's a step toward reducing the infant mortality rate... read more

Ohio House approves spending $11 million to reduce infant mortality, preterm births

Posted June 20, 2020 in Articles

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With an eye on decreasing the state’s high infant mortality rate, the Ohio House passed a bipartisan bill Thursday that would expand smoking cessation, dental visits and health and lead education. House Bill... read more

Babies of color face challenges that deny them strong start in life, new national report says

Posted June 15, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Infants and toddlers of color are more likely to be born prematurely, have low birth weight and live in challenging environments, according to a recent national report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020,... read more

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Launch OWN (Our Wellness Network)

Posted June 12, 2020 in Press Releases

OWN provides emotional and mental support to women and men who are experiencing pregnancy, infant loss, and early stages of parenting CLEVELAND - As part of the ongoing efforts to raise awareness regarding infant mortality rates... read more

‘Long overdue’: lawmakers declare racism a public health emergency

Posted June 12, 2020 in Articles

Black and Brown Americans are susceptible to higher rates of infant mortality, heart disease and even an advanced aging process. Long before a white police officer killed George Floyd and sparked nationwide outrage, long before Covid-19... read more

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