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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 is funded by the four hospital systems in the community, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Other partners include  Columbus Public Health Department, Heart of Ohio, Lower Lights Christian Health Center and PrimaryOne Health.

OBBO is focused on three key initiatives:

OBBO has been identified as a lead partner, working with CelebrateOne, to reduce  the infant mortality rate and cut the racial health disparity gap 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 use. Contact Katie Higgins to order.