The Ohio Better Birth Outcomes  (OBBO) collaborative is dedicated to reducing the infant mortality rate in Franklin County by improving the delivery of health care services for women and their families using quality improvement science to guide our work.

OBBO consists of four hospital systems in the community, as well as the Columbus Public Health Department and PrimaryOne Health (formerly Columbus Neighborhood Health Center). Learn more about our members.

OBBO is focused on three key initiatives:

OBBO has been identified as a lead partner, working with CelebrateOne, to reduce  the infant mortality rate in this community. CelebrateOne is Greater Columbus’ community-wide initiative to improve the health of babies. The goal is to assure that all babies survive and thrive well past their first birthdays. The initiative is implementing the recommendations of the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force established to address our community’s alarmingly high infant mortality rate. Partners are also encouraged to download or order materials to distribute about this important topic.