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Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets Goals for 2020

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets Goals for 2020

By Susan Tebben Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain.  At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in […]

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Community Group Gives Peer Support to Breastfeeding Black Women

 Taijuan Moorman Community Group Gives Peer Support to Breastfeeding Black Women

In early December, a $4.5 million grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid was awarded to CelebrateOne, local partners, and emerging community organizations that address the disparities in birth outcomes and infant mortality rates as their missions. One of the organizations that received a portion of the grant is Black Lactation Circle of Central Ohio […]

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CelebrateOne, Partners Awarded $4.5M Grant

 Taijuan Moorman CelebrateOne, Partners Awarded $4.5M Grant

Public-private infant mortality initiative CelebrateOne and various partners have been awarded a $4.5 million grant. The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio’s Managed Care Plans (MCPs) announced that the grant would be awarded to 13 local partners led by CelebrateOne to address the disparity in birth outcomes experienced by African American women in Franklin […]

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Report: Infant Mortality Rate Drops Overall, Racial Disparity Persists

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Report: Infant Mortality Rate Drops Overall, Racial Disparity Persists

More Franklin County babies lived to see their first birthday in 2018, but the disparity between black and white babies has persisted, according to a report released by CelebrateOne and Columbus Public Health. Last year, the county’s infant mortality rate dropped to roughly 8 deaths per 1,000 births, an overall 23 percent decrease from 2011. […]

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Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op Finds New Ownership, Builds Infant Mortality Initiatives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op Finds New Ownership, Builds Infant Mortality Initiatives

After hosting their third community baby shower, Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op announced some changes in store for the social enterprise. Owners and sisters Victoria Calderon Nunes and Virginia Nunes Gutierrez are doubling down on the Co-op’s ongoing infant mortality initiatives and taking a step back from day-to-day operations of the coffee shop. Stepping in for […]

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GWCF Silent Auction

  GWCF Silent Auction

Come join us and help support this awesome organization, This is a fundraiser to benefit The Gertrude Wood Community Foundation, a non-profit organization. Driving Park is the area of Columbus we serve. Our programs include: Healthy Happy Baby (infant mortality), One Street at a Time (housing), Just Between Us Mentoring (ages 10 – 18), and […]

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Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

“Combatting infant mortality locally means folks are going to have to get uncomfortable.” Jessica Roach will tell you herself: her plans to combat Columbus’ infant mortality rate aren’t revolutionary. Longstanding and commonsensical, they’re founded in the historical context, lived experiences, and quantitative research that describe the state of quality of life for people of color. […]

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