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Stark County THRIVE
(Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity)

The disparity in infant mortality between white infants and black infants in Ohio is among the worst in the nation. This trend cannot continue. The goal of the Stark County THRIVE Project is to determine those factors that lead to infant mortality in our community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants.

Read about Stark County THRIVE program and Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB efforts to reduce infant mortality in our 2020 Annual Report as well as the 2019 Annual Report.

The Stark County THRIVE Collaborative Organizational Chart shows the project relationship between funders, supporters, referring agencies, care coordinating agencies, Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB, funded partners and the community.

How it Works: Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

Infant Mortality Facts: 2017 vs 2018

Stark County THRIVE is offered in partnership with 
United Way of Greater Stark County.

For more information about infant mortality, check out one of the websites below.

  • CityMatch - A national membership organization of city and county health departments' maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States.
  • Safe Sleep - Local safe sleep and cribs for kids programs.

The Stark County THRIVE program is funded in part from numerous grants.

For more information on contact Project Manager, Dawn Miller, at Canton City Public Health (234) 410-3087.

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