infant mortality

Local News
6:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates

Credit USAID

The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.

StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public.

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Public Health
4:50 am
Tue February 18, 2014

2013 infant mortality numbers down but still too high

The three "S's."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Infant mortality rates for Hamilton County and Cincinnati decreased in 2013 but still remain higher than the national average.

Cradle Cincinnati released last year's numbers following a community summit Tuesday morning.

Hamilton County saw 95 babies die before their first birthday, for a rate of 8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.  Of those deaths, 53 were City of Cincinnati residents, giving the City a rate of 9.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Cincinnati Edition
7:30 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Reducing Infant Mortality

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death
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Children's health
4:41 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Collaborative aims to reduce infant mortality rates

Leaders gather to sign a collaborative agreement creating the Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Area health agencies and hospitals are joining county and city leaders to launch a collaborative tasked with reducing the rate at which babies die before their first birthdays.

At a launch celebration Thursday at the Freedom Center, Dr. Jim Greenberg of Children's Hospital said premature birth is one of the largest problems.

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Infant mortality
2:50 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

County approves effort to reduce infant death rate

Hamilton County health and government agencies are working together to fight high infant mortality rates.

The county's infant death rate exceeds the national average and has for a decade.

Commissioners Wednesday approved a county-wide collaborative that aims to reduce infant death rates.

Commissioner Todd Portune says the multi-agency approach is needed to tackle such a big issue.

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