Early Childhood Health
A healthy life starts early. Birth to age five are critical years when it comes to forming a healthy lifestyle and supporting a child’s overall physical and behavioral health.
United Way of Greater Stark County recognizes this need and the current challenges facing our community. That’s why we fund programs to expand access to healthcare services for expectant mothers and children. With your help, we can support programs to help more babies reach their first birthdays and provide preventive care, wellness and treatment services for more children in our community.
Our Childhood Health Partners
We currently fund programs and services for:
Community Partner Spotlight:Stark County THRIVE
Every child deserves to celebrate a first birthday, and Stark County THRIVE is working to make that’s possible for more children in our community. THRIVE is a county-wide collaborative striving to reduce Stark County’s infant mortality rate. Learn how this initiative is helping to improve access to prenatal care and reduce the number of sleep-related deaths.
Stark County THRIVE's ImpactBetween January-June 2017 to January-June 2018, Stark County experienced:
decrease in the black infant mortality rate
decrease in the white infant mortality rate
decrease in the overall infant mortality rate
decrease in the disparity ratio between white and black infant deaths