Community Advocates in Wilkinsburg, PA, Ensure Every Baby Reaches Their Full Potential

Mayors Innovation Project & Healthy Babies Bright Futures. Community Advocates in Wilkinsburg, PA, Ensure Every Baby Reaches Their Full Potential. 2021.

Wilkinsburg, PA has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, with a striking difference in mortality rates for Black and white babies. And 6.1% of children had elevated blood lead levels as estimated by the Allegheny Health Department. Community partners began working across sectors to ensure that every baby is born into a healthy community that enables them to thrive and reach their full potential using an evidence-based model called the Best Babies Zone.

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