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Cleveland council committee approves resolution that would declare racism a public health crisis

Posted June 01, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee met on Monday to discuss a proposed resolution that would declare racism as a public health crisis. The virtual committee meeting comes during... read more

Cleveland poised to declare racism a public health crisis with deep impact on society

Posted June 01, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated health disparities between blacks and whites that illustrate the need for the city of Cleveland to declare racism a public health crisis, advocates said Monday. Urban League of... read more

Cuyahoga County Infant Mortality First Quarter Stats Show Racial Gap

Posted May 12, 2020 in Articles

Preliminary data of infant mortality rates so far this year shows racial disparities persist in Cuyahoga County. Numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health shows 25 infants died from January through March of this year.... read more

Virtually coaching mothers through labor is another coronavirus workaround

Posted April 30, 2020 in Articles

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) The novel coronavirus pandemic has altered the way we say goodbye to our loved ones – both at their bedsides and at their funerals. But in addition to that, the pandemic has changed... read more

Cleveland Home Visit, Doula Programs Switch to Remote Care Due to COVID-19

Posted April 28, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Programs aimed at lowering infant mortality rates often rely on home visits and support personnel who form relationships with pregnant women. Research shows this kind of program has been successful for reducing... read more

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