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Cuyahoga County, Cleveland receive 'F' grade on preterm birth rates

Posted November 04, 2019 in Articles

CUYAHOGA COUNTY — The March of Dimes released its 2019 report card on maternal and infant health on Monday, and while Ohio received a C- for its preterm birth rate, Cuyahoga County and the city... read more

Should Cleveland declare racism a public health crisis?

Posted October 30, 2019 in Articles

Racism. A word evoking a wide range of both defensive and offensive emotions. It deeply divides our country, our states and even our city. Cleveland. A place where slaves fleeing bondage came for a taste... read more

City Club Forum: Case for Equity: Can We Improve the Racial Divide in Infant and Maternal Mortality?

Posted October 23, 2019 in Articles

Panelists Christin FarmerFounding President & Chief Executive Officer, Birthing Beautiful Communities Arthur R. James, M.D., FACOGNational Maternal and Infant Health Expert, Advising Consultant, First Year Cleveland Margaret MitchellPresident & CEO, YWCA Greater Cleveland Moderator Marlene Harris-TaylorReporter/Producer, ideastream® View the video: https://www.cityclub.org/forums/2019/10/23/the-case-for-equity-can-we-improve-the-racial-divide-in-infant-and-maternal-mortality Listen... read more

City Council commits $500k toward First Year Cleveland’s efforts to reduce infant mortality

Posted October 21, 2019 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – City Council voted Monday to extend for another year an initiative to reduce Cleveland’s high rate of infant mortality. The ordinance would commit $500,000 toward that effort, dubbed First Year Cleveland. It would... read more

Facing up to an ongoing legacy

Posted October 21, 2019 in Articles

Four hundred years after the first ship holding enslaved Africans reached port at Jamestown, Va., two Cleveland organizations are hosting a summit to examine the connection between this legacy and today's racial disparities. Since August of... read more

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