Opportunities & Lessons

May 20, 2014: Watch and Learn About the Meeting

Meeting Video
Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Identify mechanisms for collective accountability and sustainability for community infant mortality reduction goals
  • Identify opportunities to develop comprehensive approach to infant mortality reduction based upon lessons learned from other successful communities around the country
  • Identify high-impact neighborhoods in Greater Columbus
  • Learn what we’ve heard from the Columbus community


Michael Fiorile, President and CEO
Dispatch Printing Company
Task Force Co-Chair

Donna James, Managing Director
Lardon and Associates, LLC
Task Force Co-Chair

What We’ve Heard from Our Community

Sandy Harbrecht, President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Werth Associates, Inc.

Marie Keister, President
Murphy Epson

What We Heard from Our Community
Watch “Community Voices”

Achieving and Sustaining a Collective Impact

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH
Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
Professor of Pediatrics, Community Health Services, and Public Policy

Dr. Halfon’s Presentation “Collective Impact”

Learning from Other Communities

Rebecca Dineen, MS
Assistant Commissioner, Maternal and Child Health
Baltimore City Health Department

Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA
CEO/Executive Director
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership

Read more about Mr. Drummond’s Work in Northern Manhattan
Learn more about B’More for Healthy Babies

Assets and Opportunities:  Neighborhoods in Greater Columbus

Jason Reece, Director of Research
David Norris, Senior Researcher
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity
The Ohio State University

The Kirwan Institute’s Report to the Task Force

Closing Comments