Race and Infant Mortality in Northeast Ohio

Race and Infant Mortality in Northeast Ohio

Ohio has one of the highest rates of infant death for black mothers in the country. Northeast Ohio is ground zero for the crisis, as more African American babies are born in Cuyahoga County than in any other part of the state, and these babies die at three time the rate of those born to white mothers. Why is the problem so bad for the black community in particular, what role does racism in our neighborhoods and institutions play, and what can and should be done to fix it. Join us for a lively discussion, and bring your opinions and observations about how race influences the lives of Northeast Ohio mothers and their babies. Moderator: Brie Zeitner, The Plain Dealer. Panelists: Christin Farmer, Executive Director Birthing Beautiful Communities; Dr. Arthur James, The Ohio State University Interim Executive Director, Kirwin Institute Nationwide Children's Hospital; Angela Newman White, Supervisor, Maternal & Child Health Care Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Hosted by League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

September 27, 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm
Heights Public Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
United States
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Steve Holecko · · 440 220 1874

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