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For Every White Baby that Died in Cuyahoga County in 2017, More than Six Black Babies Died

Posted March 14, 2018 in Articles

Incomplete data on Cuyahoga County's infant deaths in 2017 paint — once again — a grim and alarming picture. While the overall rate of infant mortality fell slightly (eight percent) last year, the racial gap... read more

Rate of black infant deaths 6 times that of white deaths in Cuyahoga County in 20

Posted March 14, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Preliminary data on infant deaths last year in Cuyahoga County indicate some good news for the region: the infant mortality rate dropped by 8 percent. But the improvement was as racially segregated as... read more

First Year Cleveland receives $2.9 million to reduce infant deaths

Posted February 02, 2018 in Articles

First Year Cleveland was awarded $2.9 million by the Ohio Department of Medicaid to expand efforts that have shown progress in ensuring babies born in Cuyahoga County celebrate their first birthdays. Established in 2015, First Year... read more

First Year Cleveland, county programs to receive another $3M in Medicaid funding

Posted February 01, 2018 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Medicaid has announced $3 million in new funding to combat infant mortality in Cuyahoga County, part of $26.8 million dedicated over the next two years to nine Ohio... read more

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