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Do you believe you have a tech solution to the Infant Mortality crisis our community is facing? We are excited to offer this amazing opportunity for #SoftwareDevelopers #ITProfessionals & #TechSolutionExperts to participate the HIMMS Developer Challenge to win $10,000! Deadline is 10.31.2018 Apply Now and tag a professional you think may be interested in submitting!


The world takes notice when children under age one are dying. Infant mortality is on the rise -- Make a difference by joining our developer challenge.

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Photos from Battle For Our Babies's post

Photos from Battle For Our Babies's post

The targeted focus of our organization always has been and always will be increasing awareness, cultivating conversations, and providing a culturally specific approach to reducing the infant mortality rate in black babies. This week we had the unique opportunity to partner with First Year Cleveland in hosting a #WaveOfLight Naming Ceremony at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. During this ceremony a candle was lit for each baby we've lost to this crisis of infant mortality over the years. We are grateful for the continuous prayers and support of all of the agencies, organizations, and community partners who have supported this event and others we've had this year. #BattleForOurBabies #ClevelandMoms #WaveOfLightCle #WaveOfLight2018



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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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Timeline Photos

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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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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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