In Maricopa County, African-American babies are 2.5X more likely than non-Hispanic white babies to die before the age of one. Many factors play a role in babies surviving to celebrate their first year and beyond.
Healthy Start launched the Black Babies Are Dying awareness campaign to improve the health and death rates of black women and their babies. We offer free pre-pregnancy and pregnancy, education, and family planning services.
Learn more about the Babies Beyond One Zone initiative by exploring the resources and videos below:
South Phoenix Healthy Start is a federally funded, community-based infant mortality reduction program. Our mission is to increase the number of infants that live and remain healthy past one year of age.