Posted July 14, 2020 in Articles
For more than 50 years Cuyahoga County has had one of the highest rates of infant deaths in the country, with even higher numbers for African American babies.
While several programs exist to curb this problem,... read more
Posted July 13, 2020 in Press Releases
CLEVELAND, OH – First Year Cleveland is committed to reducing the infant mortality rate in Cuyahoga County, with an explicit focus on Black infants, as they die at a rate four times higher than white... read more
Posted July 07, 2020 in Articles
CLEVELAND — On Tuesday, Cuyahoga Councy Council passed a resolution declaring that racism is a public health crisis. The resolution addressed structural and systemic racism and the disparities between Black and White people in the... read more
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
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