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A potentially pathbreaking local effort to unknot the whys of black infant mortality: editorial

A potentially pathbreaking local effort to unknot the whys of black infant mortality: editorial

"African-American babies are dying six times more often than white babies in Cuyahoga County. That's unacceptable. And in Cleveland, the rate of deaths for black babies was even higher ...18.7." Read more at https://bit.ly/2OkeJ6t #infantmortality #battleforourbabies #bfob


First Year Cleveland is taking local efforts to reduce infant mortality to an important new level with an inquiry into the possible role of implicit bias, one of the most loaded questions not just in health care but in other walks of life, writes the editorial board.

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Can targeting race-based stress and healthcare bias save babies' lives?

Can targeting race-based stress and healthcare bias save babies' lives?

Can targeting race-based stress and healthcare bias save babies' lives? Find out here https://bit.ly/2M61c56 #infantmortality #awareness #solutions #battleforourbabies #bfob #change #saveourbabies #blackbabiesmatter


Last year in Cuyahoga County, more than seven black babies died before reaching a first birthday for every one white baby who met the same fate.

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What could save the lives of MORE black babies than breastfeeding? Reducing prematurity. Reducing maternal complications of pregnancy. Promoting early prenatal care. Making sure black women and their babies have access to high risk care. Reducing bed sharing. #infantmortality



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