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Report Explores Effectiveness of Current Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Report Explores Effectiveness of Current Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

While safe sleep has been the main priority in initiatives tackling Central Ohio’s devastating infant mortality rate, a new study reveals the ways these efforts need to change in order to make a real impact. Birth Equity — A Pathway Forward revisits the idea of addressing the social determinants of health to achieve better birth […]

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Columbus Working to Fix Infant Mortality Rate Problem

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Working to Fix Infant Mortality Rate Problem

The inaugural class of community health workers, from CelebrateOne’s Connector Corps program, were recognized Tuesday by Mayor Andrew Ginther and other city officials. The 24 women graduating spent the past year learning how to connect at-risk populations around Columbus with life-improving resources with the end goal of reducing Franklin County’s infant mortality rate. Graduate Claudia […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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State Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega State Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

A bill that would essentially “defund” Ohio’s Planned Parenthood passed the Senate Wednesday with a 22-8 vote and two amendments. The earliest it can be on Gov. John Kasich’s desk is Feb. 9, after it goes back to the House for a concurrence. “All the Rs voted yes; all the Ds voted no,” said Senator […]

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Kiwan Lawson Pushes Accountability in City Council Campaign

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Kiwan Lawson Pushes Accountability in City Council Campaign

It was while Columbus native Kiwan Lawson was attending Marion-Franklin High School that he started to notice things that would push him toward the study of social justice and economic inequality. Lawson said after coming from Glendening Elementary School in the Groveport-Madison school district, with its superior computers, teachers and lunches, Lawson could notice things […]

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