About Footprints Fort Wayne

In the fall of 2017, speakers from Oakland, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati were invited to Fort Wayne to share in a community forum how these cities were addressing infant mortality. Feedback from this event indicated that our community was interested in learning more about the Cincinnati model. Throughout 2018, a core team has been working on assessing the data and collecting community input. In September 2018, an Advisory Council was formed to officially launch the Footprints Fort Wayne initiative, look at all available data, and begin to discern where we, as a community, could make the biggest impact.

Our goal was to develop a single, highly-focused agenda to address infant mortality to be shared by everyone working on the issue. We did this by both looking at the data and listening to the community. We believe that the solutions are found in the balance.

Footprints Fort Wayne partners include:

A Mother’s Hope

Associated Churches

Bowen Center

BrightPoint – Covering Kids and Families

Chi Eta Phi

Fort Wayne UNITED

Healthier Moms and Babies

HealthVisions Fort Wayne

Healthy Families

IUFW Lafayette St. Family Health Clinic

Lutheran Health Network

Lutheran Social Services

Parkview Health

McMillen Health

Neighborhood Health Clinic

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

United Way 2-1-1


Prenatal Care

Learn More

For new and expectant parents, visit www.babieslove.org

For those serving new and expectant parents, join the PIC Network to have access to our health directory and resources.



You cannot solve a problem if you do not know it exists. Raise awareness around the issue of infant mortality and tell others about the mission of Footprints Fort Wayne. If you would like to get involved in this initiative, we would love to hear from you.

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