About Us

Mission

To reduce infant mortality in the African American community in Oklahoma County.

Vision

That all babies are born healthy into a community that supports their growth, physically, mentally and emotionally..

The infant mortality rate (IMR), the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births, has continued to decline in the U.S. over the past several decades. However, despite this decline, improvements have not been equitable. The infant mortality rate for the African American population has not seen declines at the same rate as the Caucasian population. In Central Oklahoma the infant mortality rate among African American infants is more than double the rate of Caucasian infants (OSDH, 2014). Despite our overall progress, the disparity persists.