Of every thousand births in Cleveland, 13 babies die in infancy, twice the national average. And black infants here are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley calls it appalling and unacceptable. Tune in to the Sound of Ideas for details on what government and health care leaders throughout the region plan to do about it.
Dr. Michele Walsh, MD, MSE, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University
Kevin Kelley, President Cleveland City Council
Angela Newman-White, MA, Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Dr. Stacy Scott, SIDS Network of Ohio
Brie Zeltner, Health Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Renee Avampato, Mother and Volunteer
Kisha Nicole Foster, Mother and Writer