Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative

The collaborative has involved the work of more than 30 agencies, including the Worcester Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the March of Dimes to reduce the rate of infant mortality and premature birth in the City of Worcester.

We offer an innovative program called “Blessed Babies” that is designed to provide high-quality prenatal information and support to West African women of the Worcester community.


A recent article in The Nation's Health, from the American Public Health Association, discusses the increasing focus on addressing the social determinants of health in regards to public health concerns and infant mortality in particular:


Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities