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High Priority Neighborhoods

To make the most significant impact, CelebrateOne leaders are going where the infant mortality rates are highest. CelebrateOne is working intensely in the highest priority areas, including Linden, the Near South Side and the Near East Side. Initiatives are also underway in five other priority areas – the Hilltop, Franklinton, Northeast, Southeast and Northland area.

These initiatives will give everyone in central Ohio a chance to live a healthy life, and will help us celebrate more first birthdays in our community.

The Zip Code Factor

Where we live, learn, work and play has an impact on our health and the health of babies in our community.

Researchers have found the conditions in which we live and work have a huge impact on our health. Health is not something that happens only in a doctor’s office. It’s in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the places we live and work, and the playgrounds and parks we visit.

There are neighborhoods in Columbus where higher unemployment, lower graduation rates, homelessness, lack of access to nutritious food, higher instances of crime and lower access to health coverage and timely access to pre-natal care contribute to babies being born too small or too soon, and not thriving during their first year of life.

CelebrateOne believes a zip code should not determine an individual’s health or the health of a baby. We are working with community leaders and residents in eight high-priority neighborhoods to make them safer and healthier for moms-to-be and families raising a baby, and provide opportunities to improve health in our families, neighborhoods, schools and jobs.

For more information about the factors that lead to higher infant mortality rates in these neighborhoods, please read our qualitative research report.

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Emergency Resources

CelebrateOne works with community-based organizations, such as foodbanks, places of worship, neighborhood associations and community centers, to make sure women can get the services they need in convenient locations.

Here are resources that many moms and moms-to-be in our community are need in emergency situations.

Housing Resources
Food & Nutrition Resources
Medical Resources

Additional Resources

There are many resources in our community, beyond health care and basic needs, that can help moms and moms-to-be provide the best start for their babies.

CelebrateOne partners are providing resources to families in our neighborhoods that will create long-term improvements to develop healthier communities.

Recreation Facilities
Columbus City Schools
GED Resources
Economic Opportunities
Transportation Resources