Infant Mortality State's Infant Mortality Rate Is Up; Franklin County's Rate Is Down By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 17, 2016 A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians. First CelebrateOne Class Graduates By Mike Foley • Jul 12, 2016 Mike Foley The first class of trained outreach workers in the recently formed CelebrateOne Community Connector Corps has graduated. Officials Driven To Do More To Reduce Infant Mortality By Mike Foley • May 5, 2016 Mike Foley Central Ohio officials say they've made progress in the effort to reduce the region's infant mortality rate but stress it will take time and continued collective focus to see greater results. State Panel Says Raise Tobacco Tax To Combat Infant Mortality By Associated Press • Mar 23, 2016 whio.com A panel studying Ohio's infant mortality problem is recommending state lawmakers increase the tobacco tax and raise the legal age of possessing tobacco to 21. Insurer's Charitable Arm Donates Money To Combat Local Infant Mortality By Mike Foley • Feb 19, 2016 Mike Foley Central Ohio officials have announced a significant expansion of the effort to reduce the region's infant mortality rate. Local Health Officials And Parents Form Standards For Families Of Stillborns By Mike Foley • Feb 5, 2016 Mike Foley Columbus health professionals and parents of stillborn children have established a standardized method of care for families dealing with the death of an infant. Ohio’s Black Infant Mortality Rate Doubles White Infant Rate By Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow • Jul 27, 2015 Ohio health leaders say their effort to bring down the infant mortality rate is working but they still have a long way to go. State Lawmakers Working To Combat Infant Mortality By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Nov 20, 2014 odh.ohio.gov Ohio's infant mortality rate ranks near the bottom among the states. Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break By Jim Letizia • Mar 11, 2014 Phototree.com Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building. Five Measures Target Ohio's Infant Mortality Rate By Ohio Public Radio & Mike Foley • Feb 14, 2014 Columbus city officials have created a task force to help deal with the region's high infant mortality rate. Now, five bills designed to combat the problem statewide have been introduced in the legislature. Local Officials Create Infant Mortality Task Force By Jim Letizia • Nov 19, 2013 Columbus City Council has announced the formation of a task force designed to find ways to lower the infant mortality rates in the city and Franklin County. Raising Awareness Of Infant Mortality By Jim Letizia • Sep 28, 2012 Health officials say Ohio has one of the highest rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the nation.