Every week approximately three babies die in Franklin County, with African American babies dying at three times the rate of white babies.
CelebrateOne is a communitywide, collaborative initiative working to eliminate the racial disparity in birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality. We believe that every infant in Franklin County, regardless of race, zip code, or family income, should celebrate their first birthday.
CelebrateOne is using evidenced-based practices to improve maternal and infant health with an emphasis on eliminating preventable sleep-related infant deaths, reducing preterm births and improving service delivery to families most impacted by health disparities.
To make the most significant impact, CelebrateOne is working where the infant mortality rates are highest, including the Hilltop, Linden, Franklinton, South Side, Near East, Southeast, Northeast and the Northland areas. It is in these high priory communities that we focus activities and resources toward serving the highest risk moms and families to ensure healthy birth outcomes.