The National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC) Campaign for Black Babies, through research, family centered collaboration and advocacy, seeks to reduce Black maternal and infant mortality rates (IMR) in the ten US cities with the highest Black IMR.

Our goal is to move the needle on Black infant mortality by reducing rates by 25% in the next 5 years and 50% in ten years.

Each NBEC site is led by a local lead partner that is coached by NBEC to develop and lead local coalitions of stakeholders committed to reducing Black infant mortality.

NBEC’s National Coalition for Black Babies mobilizes the nations leading maternal and child health organizations and civil rights institutions towards the goal of reducing Black IMR by 2025.

Cities with active campaigns for black babies

Meeting our 5-year and 10-year goals in these seven cities means saving 3,000+ babies.

  • Baltimore
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Detroit
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Rural Mississippi

Cities with the hightest black infant mortality rates

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Rural Mississippi
  • St. Louis
  • Washington, DC