First Steps and Beyond is designed to decrease Black infant mortality rates, reduce preterm birth rates, increase knowledge about safe sleep recommendations for infants, and provide additional support in the fourth trimester.
To mobilize the community through partnerships and a unified strategy to reduce Black infant deaths and racial disparities. We will accomplish our mission by building bridges between Pittsburgh’s community-based organizations (CBOs), birth workers, medical systems and government, leveraging the approaches to address medical needs and social needs.
Reduce Racial Disparities
Reduce racial disparities by analyzing, educating and providing support services.
Reduce Preterm Birth & Extreme Prematurity
Address extreme prematurity by improving community members’ access to prenatal care.
Support Safe Sleep
Eliminate preventable sleep-related infant deaths by educating on ABCDs of safe sleep.
Expand Fourth Trimester Support
Provide fourth trimester support for birthing people after giving birth.