All Black babies in Buncombe County have a healthy start.

What We Do

By 2027, we plan to eliminate disparities in infant mortality in Buncombe County, changing the current 2015 data indicating that African-American babies die at 3.1 times the rate of White babies. To drive and sustain this change, we will engage community members and organizations and health care providers and administrators to advocate for institutional policies that address structural racism, implicit bias, access to care, and social determinants of health. In collaboration with community leaders, we will promote increased access to preventive services in community-based settings (particularly for African- American women of childbearing age) and create systemic change in the way that women in Asheville access and utilize care. 



Steering Committee

Mother to Mother

Sistas Caring 4 Sistas


Pisgah Legal Services



Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County

North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville

Nurse Family Partnership

Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Buncombe County Community Engagement Team

Community Care of Western North Carolina

Homegrown Babies

Mission Health

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