The purpose of the Pathways HUB Community Action is to reduce infant mortality in Summit County by focusing efforts on improving access to primary care and eliminating social disparities such as poverty, social economic status, access to healthcare and others that attribute to poor birth outcomes.
The overarching goals guide the work of the Pathways HUB Community Action:
- Replicate evidenced-based Pathways HUB model in Summit County and surrounding areas
- Reduce and eliminate Ohio’s infant mortality rates
- Reduce and eliminate social determinants as pre- and post- service delivery barriers that most often prevent pregnant mothers from receiving prenatal care
- Target, monitor and report on all 20 Pathways within the care coordination system as required by the HUB certification
Pathways HUB Community Action connects agencies, hospital systems, federally qualified health centers, non-profit and government organizations to improve care coordination among individuals at highest risk for poor health outcomes.