Community and Population Health

Reduce infant mortality. 

Reverse the trend of increasing childhood obesity. 

Reduce the trend of hospital use for children with asthma. 

Reduce unintentional injuries.  

Cincinnati Children’s cares about the health of all children in the community, not just those who might need care within the hospital.

The medical center’s 2020 strategic plan calls for the hospital to lead, advocate and collaborate to measurably improve the health of local children and reduce health disparities in targeted population. This is why working with the entire community for ways to create a healthier community is so important to Cincinnati Children’s.

We know this is possible only if we connect with community partners. Together we intend to focus on health issues across the neighborhoods we serve to better understand the causes and draw on the most effective and innovative ideas within the community to improve health.

In collaboration with the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Community Relations is leveraging resources and partnerships that address conditions that are most prevalent in the community.

We share a commitment with families, children, leaders and partners within our community to:

  • Reduce Infant Mortality and prematurity
  • Develop a highly effective primary care system that is connected and integrated with the community
  • Improve kindergarten readiness and third grade reading
  • Address social influences of health in two neighborhoods – Avondale and Price Hill

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Why We Work Together

"Cincinnati Children’s is committed to achieving our vision of being the leader in improving child health. We are working together with partners and families to improve early reading, infant mortality, and to connect children to effective and integrated primary care.  We are also partnering with organizations and communities to address the social determinants of health. By working together to solve key health challenges, we will become a stronger community and ‘change the outcome’ for local children and families."

− Monica Mitchell, PhD, Senior Director, Community Relations