Infant Mortality Task Force

The infant mortality rate in Columbus is deplorable. A baby living in Columbus’ South Linden neighborhood has the worst chance of reaching his or her first birthday compared with a baby from any other neighborhood in Columbus. The Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force will present some preliminary findings at the CMC forum on Wednesday, … Continue reading »

Task force attacking infant mortality in Franklin County

Columbus Dispatch Neighborhoods with the highest infant-mortality rates also are neighborhoods where many residents face a list of other obstacles in life, said Sharon Davies, the executive director of OSU’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, which has analyzed data for the task force. Vacant properties, higher crime rates, failing schools, unemployment, … Continue reading »

Task force attacking infant mortality in Franklin County

Jason Reece Talks Infant Mortality in Ohio on ‘All Sides with Ann Fisher’

Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:56 — 68.6MB) Last week WOSU’s Mandie Trimble reported that Ohio’s infant mortality rate ranks fourth worst in the nation. And among African American babies, Ohio ranks second worst, putting it on par with some third world countries. Ann Fisher spoke to Trimble and other guests about what drives the state’s high infant mortality rate and … Continue reading »

Jason Reece Talks Infant Mortality in Ohio on ‘All Sides with Ann Fisher’