Addressing the embarrassingly high US infant mortality rate by Dr. Elaine Fitzgerald

The United States has an embarrassing problem. It has one of the worst infant mortality rates among industrialized countries. Nearly six out of every 1,000 babies born in the US in 2013 died before their first birthday. And, it gets worse. Babies born to black mothers in the US die at more than twice […]

The stories beneath the data: pregnancy spacing

At Cradle Cincinnati, improving data around pregnancy is absolutely central to our work. This is the fourth in a series of posts about how data can help drive healthy change for Hamilton County.

THE DATA:
A Cradle Cincinnati analysis of 2007-2012 data for Hamilton County shows that:

A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous […]

The stories beneath the data: preterm birth

At Cradle Cincinnati, improving data around pregnancy is absolutely central to our work. This is the second in a series of posts about how data can help drive healthy change for Hamilton County.

THE DATA:
In 2012 and 2013, Hamilton County’s preterm birth rate averaged 17% higher than the national rate.

THE STORY BENEATH THE DATA:
Our […]