Central Ohio Infant Mortality/Preterm Birth Initiative
Infant mortality, the death of
a baby before his/her first birthday, is a public health crisis
in the central Ohio community. Franklin County's infant
mortality rate in 2011 was 9.8, with an Ohio rate of 7.9.
Ohio has the 8th worst infant mortality rate in the nation.
Through the Ohio Better Birth Outcome collaborative, central
Ohio healthcare providers are working together to reduce the
number of infant deaths and incidents of preterm birth through
clinical interventions. For an overview of the issues
surrounding infant mortality and preterm birth in central Ohio,
click here. Click
through the initiatives listed below to learn more about the
central Ohio collaborations around reducing infant mortality.
Click on the yellow dots to visit hospital websites.
Commitment to Collaboration:
Hospitals share a common belief that many of the issues facing our local
healthcare system can be addressed much more effectively when hospitals
work in collaboration. To learn more about the many collaborative
initiatives being undertaken by the Franklin County hospital systems,
Commitment to Collaboration report.
Other collaborative initiatives at the Council include:
Community Health Needs Assessment
For a list of all of the collaborative initiatives being undertaken by
our hospital systems through the COHC, visit our