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First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

September 21, 2018 By Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

An August 2018 editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads. Cuyahoga County’s infant mortality rate fell last year to 8.11 deaths per 1,000 live births, still too high.”

RSS (OHC) is a culturally-appropriate collaborative space, and training site for the leadership of underserved, faith and community-based organizations (Community Partners). We then leverage the OHC platform to connect our Community Partners with qualified healthcare Payer, Provider, Government and Academic stakeholders.. 


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