Watch our Webinar: Using Collective Impact to Reduce Infant Mortality

Posted November 7, 2018, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Community Matters: A Focus on People and Place

A new webi­nar record­ing high­lights three col­lec­tive impact efforts — in Bal­ti­more, Cincin­nati and Cleve­land — and the strate­gies they’re imple­ment­ing to reduce infant mor­tal­i­ty and improve com­mu­ni­ty well-being.

The hour-long ses­sion, host­ed on Oct. 30, fea­tures pan­elists from Cra­dle Cincin­nati, B’more for Healthy Babies and First Year Cleve­land.


While each city’s effort has unique goals, part­ners and chal­lenges, the pan­elists found com­mon ground in the strate­gies they employed to reduce infant mor­tal­i­ty and improve the lives of thou­sands of par­ents and children.

These strate­gies include:

  • using tech­nol­o­gy and train­ing to help part­ners under­stand the sys­temic and his­tor­i­cal fac­tors that under­ly racial dis­par­i­ties in health;
  • cul­ti­vat­ing rela­tion­ships and trust among insti­tu­tion­al part­ners and com­mu­ni­ty members;
  • strength­en­ing data-col­lec­tion and shar­ing mechanisms;
  • har­ness­ing the pow­er of sto­ry; and
  • devel­op­ing strong sus­tain­abil­i­ty plans that include mul­ti­ple fund­ing part­ners and rev­enue streams.

The webi­nar is the lat­est in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters series, which high­lights inno­v­a­tive com­mu­ni­ty-change efforts across the nation.

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