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The Cleveland Office of Minority Health is in the center of the fight to reduce Infant Mortality rates in Cleveland

Frances Mills, Director of Community Health Initiatives shares her story...

The Cleveland Office of Minority Health is in the center of the fight to reduce Infant Mortality rates in Cleveland

Established in 2007, the Cleveland Office of Minority Health is committed to reducing health disparities among communities of color in Cleveland. As the Infant Mortality rates continued to rise in Cleveland, particularly among African American and Latino women, Frances Mills, Director of Community Health Initiatives for the Cleveland Department of Public Health and Director of the minority health office, knew that she had to get involved; not as an administrator but as a resident and health advocate.

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 cleveland.com 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.”
 

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