Leveraging the Social Network to End Infant Mortality | Charles Noble | TEDxColumbus

Much of the investment toward the reduction of infant mortality is leveraged via healthcare. The social determinants of health, however, reveal to us the areas, outside of healthcare, in which we can invest to reduce infant mortality. Specifically, by rearticulating social networks to include more diversity, we can immediately begin leveraging this social determinant of … Continue reading »

Saving the Smallest: Turning the tide on infant mortality

By Brie Zeltner, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Infant mortality rates are measured by the number of babies who die before their first birthday, per thousand live births. Cleveland’s rate is about 13, one of the worst in the country. Ohio’s infant mortality rate is 7.4, ranking us 45th in the nation. Why do pregnant women … Continue reading »

Saving the Smallest: Turning the tide on infant mortality

High infant mortality rates not from personal choices, OSU experts tell Youngstown crowd

The Youngstown Vindicator That systems and institutions affect peoples lives more than individual choices, especially as it applies to infant mortality, was a major takeaway from the Youngstown Minority Health Month Conference. The conference, “Why are Our Babies Dying,” sponsored by the Youngstown Office of Minority Health, was Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Arlington … Continue reading »

High infant mortality rates not from personal choices, OSU experts tell Youngstown crowd

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths

Columbus Dispatch These areas are home to 22 percent of the babies who die (and 30 percent of the non-white babies), though they include just 9 percent of the county’s residents and about 12 percent of births, according to Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The institute is analyzing … Continue reading »

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths