Healthy, full-term babies born ready to thrive in healthy families – this vision drives our B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) Initiative.
B'more for Health Babies (BHB) is a Baltimore city initiative led by the Baltimore City Health Department with support from Family League of Baltimore and HealthCare Access Maryland. BHB brings together communities, organizations, and resources so that every baby might have the best start possible.
With each additional year of implementation, BHB sees more significant results. In 2015 the infant mortality rate dropped to its lowest point ever in Baltimore City: 8.4 deaths per 1,000 live births – a decrease of nearly 40% since BHB’s launch in 2009. Even more encouraging, the racial disparities between African American and white infants decreased by nearly half from 2009 to 2015.
We believe that this kind of change can only happen when people work together for a common cause. Whether a mom, family member, doctor, nurse, teacher, social worker, community leader – every baby counts on you.
Five Year Brochure: Read about our major initiatives and accomplishments from 2009-2014