Forsyth County Infant

Help Our Babies

Mortality Reduction Coalition

Purpose, Mission, and Vision

Infant deaths are a community-wide problem influenced by a variety of social, economical, and medical issues. The Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition works to bring resources together, provide direction to citizen action and education efforts, and move our community towards the changes that will allow us to save babies’ lives. Our vision is that all babies born in Forsyth County will be healthy and thrive.

Our mission is to reduce infant mortality by educating the community about how to prevent infant death and advocating for systems and policy changes that support healthy birth outcomes.

Core Values


Prevention is the key.

Working to help women be healthy before they become pregnant is the best way to save babies’ lives and improve the health of our community.


System and policy changes are needed.

Individuals actions in their own lives can prevent many infant deaths. However, the big-picture of policies and systems influence and sometimes limit the choices individuals have.


No one group can solve this problem alone.

The Coalition brings together the many groups, organizations, and individuals who are trying to prevent infant deaths in our community.


Racism is only one underlying factor.

Social and economic injustice that result from racism impacts the options people have available. The economic situation of many families in our community is influenced by this broad social problem. Related stress impacts pregnant women.

2023 Featured Speaker: Shanell Samuels

Join Us

The Coalition
Needs Your Help Today!

Do you have a personal story about premature birth that you can share? Are you a family member who can encourage young women to quit tobacco-use? Are you able to talk to elected officials or write letters to the local paper?

If so, we need your energy, positivity, and talents. Call the Coalition Coordinator at 336-703-3260 to learn more.

Our Partners
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Walk a Mile to Save a Life
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Photos from 2022's

Walk to Save Our Babies

About Us

The Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition is a community partnership housed within the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

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Our Contacts

799 North Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 703-3260
(336) 703-3100