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First Year Cleveland is mobilizing the community through partnerships and a unified strategy to reduce infant deaths and racial disparities.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, First Year Cleveland’s fiscal agent, provides office space, legal, and human resources services at no cost.

Funders include Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Health including Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Ohio Equity Institute, Cuyahoga County, County Executive Armond Budish and Cuyahoga County Council, City of Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cleveland City Council.

For questions or information, please contact Valerie Grace, Interim Marketing & Communications Director, at

For information on First Year Cleveland’s Strategy:

First Year Cleveland Strategic Plan