Everyone Better Birth Outcomes Summit County

an OEI partner

Cupcake with a number one candle that's been lit.In 2013, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and CityMatch partnered with nine Ohio communities to improve birth outcomes and reduce the racial disparities in infant deaths. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before his or her birthday. Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health of a community. Summit County was selected as one of the nine equity institute teams due to the high infant mortality rate in Summit County. The Summit County Birth Outcomes initiative, “Everyone Summit County” features over 60 community partners working to identify, address, and end the issues that impact infant mortality.