Infant Mortality Reduction

The City of Columbus started a program through Columbus Public Health called Celebrate One to reduce the infant mortality rates in Columbus.

The Shalom Zone has partnered with Celebrate One to host a community health worker in the Hilltop community. Our community health worker connects mothers and parents who are pregnant or have a child within their first year to resources to insure they have the support and information needed to get their baby through its first year.



Our goals for this program is to reduce infant mortality through directly helping mothers one on one. Our goals for the community health workers include:

  • Identify and engage women/families to schedule prenatal/primary care appointments
  • Refer women to services that address basic needs and needs for new infants (cribs, food and/or housing insecurity, etc.) so that women can focus on their health and their family’s well-being
  • Follow up with families to make sure they are connected to services and that barrier or access issues experienced by the families are documented and addressed
  • Inform partners about gaps in services for residents
  • Validate pathways for residents that lead to positive birth outcomes in our neighborhoods

If you have questions about the program or would like to partner with us email the Zone at

To contact Victoria Settler, the Zone’s community health worker email her at or you can reach her at 614-648-4234


For additional stats and information see the fact sheet below:

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