The Crisis in Our Community
Every baby deserves to celebrate his or her first birthday.
The greatest gift our community can give each baby is a healthy and safe first year of life that sets him or her on a path to thrive each year beyond that. To do so, CelebrateOne and its partners will take on the most significant factors that contribute to Columbus’ high infant mortality rate:
* Reducing premature births
* Eliminating sleep-related deaths
* Connecting the disconnected
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.
CelebrateOne was created in November 2014 to carry out the Task Force’s recommendations and ensure Franklin County meets its ambitious goal.
Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force: Final Report
CelebrateOne Governing Board
President and CEO, Columbus Urban League
Regional Director of Community Philanthropy and Engagement, Huntington National Bank
Rev. Teddy Ceasar,Treasurer
Pastor, Destiny Church International
Vice President, Crane Group
Honorable Andrew J.Ginther
Mayor, City of Columbus
Dr. Mysheika Roberts
Health Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
Timothy C. Robinson
CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Executive Director, CelebrateOne
Karen Morrison, PastChair
President, OhioHealth Foundation and Senior Vice President, OhioHealth