Full Term First Birthday (FTFB)
is a collective impact collaborative advocating for policies, educating our community, and informing our Greater Akron citizens about programs that promote healthy, full-term pregnancies and ensure every child celebrates a first birthday. FTFB is a data-driven initiative that relies on evidence- and community-based practices, field research and most importantly, the community's voice. Together, working with a number of local agencies, FTFB addresses issues like the interplay between race, equity, infant mortality and preterm birth, with the goal of eliminating sleep-related infant deaths in Summit County.

VIEW THE 2023-2028 FULL TERM FIRST BIRTHDAY STRATEGIC PLAN HERE

ARE YOU PREGNANT OR A NEW PARENT?

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Find the right program for you.

When you enroll in Full Term First Birthday programming, you are linked to a network of resources, education and special events.

 

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THE ISSUE

Black babies in our community are dying two to three times more often than White babies. Full Term First Birthday is working to achieve health equity in our community by ensuring access to services that will support individuals of Greater Akron from preconception to postpartum.

THE FACTS

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FTFB HIGHLIGHTS

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    PROJECT MILK MISSION

    BREASTFEEDING BASICS

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    BIRTHING BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITIES

    DOULAS

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    FATHERS AND SONS OF NE OHIO

    FATHERHOOD SUPPORT

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    GREENLEAF FAMILY CENTER

    MOMS AND BABIES FIRST

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    CATHOLIC CHARITIES

    HELP ME GROW HOME VISITING

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    AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

    SAFE SLEEP AND CRIBS FOR KIDS

WHY ARE BABIES DYING?

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    Prematurity

    Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality in Summit County, accounting for approximately 40% of deaths in 2020. Enroll today to learn more about preconception and pregnancy health practices that will decrease your risk factors.

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    Sleep-Related

    In 2020, approximately 30% of infant deaths in Summit County were sleep related. Remember the ABC’s of safe sleep: alone, back, and in crib.

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    Racial Disparity

    FTFB is focused on educating the community about toxic stress before, during, and after pregnancies by collaborating directly with the local hospital systems and by helping to address the social determinants of health, such as housing, transportation, and childcare.

 
 

EVENTS

Full Term First Birthday would love for you to join us at a community event. From conferences to baby showers, we love to celebrate healthy families and first birthdays.

 

  February 13th

FAMILY CONNECT NIGHTS

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location: 3163 Manchester Rd, Akron 44319

  February 29th

BREASTFEEDING & POSTPARTUM

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: 380 W. Crosier Street, Akron 44311

  February 29th

AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Location: 1015 S Hawkins Ave, Akron 44320

  JAN-JUN 2024

DADDY BOOT CAMP

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Online

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     Your donations allow us to help mothers in crisis. Learn more about
     donating to our emergency fund here.

     

Interested in training your
staff or becoming a partner?

Contact us at infantvitality@schd.org
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