Broward County, FL

We are working together to address the issues furthering health inequities for families in Broward County.

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Our Work Together

Partnering with local government, state leaders, corporate health partners and community-based organizations and stakeholders, our Local Collective Impact Initiative will confront challenges by building solutions to achieve health and racial equity for all moms and babies.

CHALLENGES FACING LOCAL MOMS AND BABIES

The city also faces challenges such as poverty and limited access to quality health care that help fuel the local maternal and infant health crisis. These factors contribute to high rates of preterm birth and infant mortality, particularly for communities of color. Broward County is a diverse community located in Southeast Florida that serves as a hub for local and foreign businesses. It is home to 2 million residents (30% Black; 30% Latino or Hispanic), with nearly 22,000 live births in 2019.

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PRETERM BIRTH BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Broward County, 2017-2019 Average

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INFANT MORTALITY RATES BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Broward County, 2016-2018 Average

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Bryanna McDaniel, MPH

Director, Maternal & Child Health Collective Impact

Phone: 412-506-8607

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Every family can have the best possible start. But today, too many moms and babies are dying or experiencing serious health complications related to childbirth­—and far too many are moms and babies of color. Only by working together can we confront inequities and ensure the health and wellbeing of every family.

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