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Every baby born in Cuyahoga County will celebrate a first birthday.
First Year Cleveland’s mission is to mobilize the community through partnerships and a unified strategy
to reduce infant deaths including racial disparities.
First Year Cleveland fulfills its vision and mission by creating a common understanding of the problem and
leading the development and coordination of strategies to solve it.
Goals and Strategies
First Year Cleveland is tasked with leading a new framework that is laser-focused on data-driven priorities that
align and coordinating systems to decrease our babies dying, particularly among African American babies.
In order to achieve its vision and mission, First Year Cleveland will focus on three priorities and five areas of measurable action for 2017 through 2020:
• Reduce Racial Disparities
• Address Extreme Prematurity
• Eliminate Sleep-related Infant Deaths
Areas of Measurable Action
• Establish Shared Measurement Practices
• Support Coordinated Activities
• Build Public Will
• Advance Public Policy
• Secure Funding