Current Strategy

The 2019-2025 Strategic Refresh sets the course for the current 5-year period and takes into account new research, lessons learned, fresh community perspectives, and our renewed commitment to achieving racial equity for Baltimore’s babies and families.

Here’s a quick overview of the Strategic Refresh:

Our Vision

All Baltimore children are born healthy and grow and thrive in healthy families.

Our Mission

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Improve health before pregnancy

Support families to raise healthy babies

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Ensure quality care during pregnancy

Promote social and economic justice

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Expected Outcomes

Primary Outcome:

All babies are born health and reach their first birthdays

15% Infant mortality rate

20% Black-white disparity in infant mortality rate

Secondary Outcomes:

All babies and toddlers are safe

5% Substantiated abuse and neglect rate 

5% Black-white dispartity in substantiated abuse and neglect rate 

All babies and toddlers are ready for school

10% Children entering kindergarten ready for school

15% Black-white disparity in children entering kindergarten ready for school

Key Initiatives

#1

Rally around priority health areas

#2

Advocate for equitable policies

#3

Mobilize communities

#4

Transform systems and services for families and children ages 0-3

#5

Connect people to resources