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First Steps & Beyond aims 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.

Collaborating with Community Organizations for Lasting Impact

  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • Allegheny Health Department
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Black Women’s Policy Center
  • Brown Mamas
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • Faith-Based/Neighborhood Resilience Project
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Healthy Start, Inc.
  • Hello Baby
  • Highmark Health
  • Highmark Wholecare
  • March of Dimes
  • Maya Organization
  • Mayor’s Office
  • PCHS/Black Equity Coaliton
  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • The Greater Pittsburgh Infant Formula Bank
  • The Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • The Midwife Center
  • The Pittsburgh Study
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC for You, Inc.
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • Women for a Healthy Environment

and more partners in counting….

Interested in partnering with us?

First Steps & Beyond

Every Baby born in Allegheny County will celebrate their first birthday.

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