25 Years of Healthy Start

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world. Of every 1,000 babies, 6 die before turning one year old. Our rates of low birth weight, preterm birth, and maternal mortality are also unacceptably high. There is also a persistent racial disparity in these rates. Black babies are dying at 2-3 times the rate of white babies. In 1991, Healthy Start was established to reduce the disparity. Cleveland's MomsFirst program has established as one of the original Healthy Start projects 25 years ago. Over the years, there have been many changes, but our mission to help our community's most vulnerable has remained the same. Healthy Start is...