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CMC Forum: CelebrateOne - Reducing Infant Mortality and Closing the Racial Gap


In June 2014, the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force ended its 6-month process with the release of its final report to the residents of Franklin County. In it were eight recommendations to reduce the community’s alarming infant mortality rate by 40 percent and cut the racial health disparity gap in half by 2020.What type of progress has been made on this ambitious goal and how did CelebrateOne carry out its mission during the challenges of COVID? Join us to hear from Mayor Andrew Ginther and a panel of experts as they discuss how they are addressing the critical issue of insuring Central Ohio’s babies, more importantly, at risk Black babies, survive and thrive in our community.

Featuring an introduction by Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor, City of Columbus; followed by panel discussion featuring Maureen L. Stapleton, Executive Director, CelebrateOne, City of Columbus; Christine Sander,  Director, Infant Wellness Initiatives, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio Better Birth Outcomes Collaborative; and Erica C. Crawley, Franklin County Commissioner; with host, Tracy Townsend, Anchor, WBNS -10TV.


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