infant mortality

Public Health
12:48 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Cradle Cincinnati gets bigger budget & new partners

On its first birthday, Cradle Cincinnati is announcing a major increase to its budget. The group which aims to reduce infant mortality is seeing its budget go from $250,000 to almost $1.3 million.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune calls the change a good start.

"Now that's not where we need to be because this issue requires a broad, community-wide effort," says Portune. "It's going to take more from all of us and beyond the medical community but we will get there because success is the only word that we will accept."

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premature birth
4:38 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth

Olivia, Annabelle and Christopher: 18-month-old triplets born early and benefiting from extra care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Ann Thompson WVXU

With the opening of The NICU Family Support Program at UC Medical Center, The March of Dimes, UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have another element in their multi-pronged approach of studying and helping parents deal with preterm labor.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Childbirth Options

While still a small percentage of total U.S. births, more families are choosing to have babies at home instead of in a hospital.

  While the vast majority of women in the United States give birth to their babies in a hospital, home births are becoming more popular. In 2012 an estimated 35,000 births occurred in the home, accounting for 0.7% of total U. S. births. We discuss different birthing options, and the role of midwives during pregnancy and childbirth, with Certified Nurse Midwife Jackie Gruer, Dr.

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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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