Black infant mortality

Former legislators join call to action on infant mortality in Ohio

BY: - August 21, 2023

Infant mortality continues to be an issue in Ohio, and two former legislators who worked to bring the problem to the forefront are urging the state to do more. Former Democratic state senator Charleta Tavares and former Republican senator Shannon Jones were a bipartisan duo who spent 2017 getting Senate Bill 332 through the General […]

Ohio’s health disparities weigh down progress, annual study shows

BY: - May 8, 2023

An annual dissection of various aspects of Ohioans’ health showed improvements in some areas related to access to care, but also saw demographic disparities continue to hold the state down. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s annual Health Value Dashboard compares the state to the rest of country in terms of general health outcomes, along […]

Commission on Minority Health asks for more supports to fight disparities

BY: - May 4, 2023

Racial disparities impact minorities from birth to death, everything from infant mortality to transportation to housing. The Ohio Commission on Minority Health has been trying to intervene to improve outcomes, and for that it needs more funding. Funding the effort could save the state money. “Our cost of health disparities is extremely significant for the […]

Bipartisan sponsors, advocates: Support Ohio bill improving pregnancy, housing, infant services

BY: - May 3, 2023

The state’s operating budget is showing progress in the areas of infant supports, including a housing pilot program to benefit pregnant people and even doula services, but a bipartisan duo in the Ohio House wants to do better. State Reps. Andrea White, R-Kettering, and Latyna Humphrey, D-Columbus, joined with advocacy groups on Tuesday to talk […]

Study: Central Ohio housing stabilization project improved health outcomes for women, infants

BY: - July 21, 2021

A new study found that a Columbus project to help maternal and infant birth outcomes should be used more broadly to improve health access and housing. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio was commissioned to study Health Beginning at Home, a project from 2018 to 2021 meant to “test the impact of providing rental assistance […]

Catching Our Eye: Black infant mortality, delays in COVID-19 testing, DeWine critics

BY: - July 14, 2020

Black infant mortality. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Terry DeMio is reporting, “Black infant deaths dive to new low in Hamilton County.” Deaths of Black babies before age 1 plummeted to a never-before-seen low in Hamilton County last year as community partners became laser-focused on health disparities for them and their moms. “Using the language of racism is very important,” […]