Cherished Futures is a multi-sector, collaborative effort to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal patient experiences and safety for Black moms and babies in South Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley.
Uniting Key Leaders to Advance Birth Equity
With sponsorship from Health Net, and in partnership with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Cherished Futures unites key decision-makers from local birthing hospitals, public health, health plans, community-based organizations, and advocates to implement systems-change interventions at three levels:
Cherished Futures is proudly aligned with the comprehensive Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) initiative, and aims to support the legacy of local communities working to advance birth equity. Your support and participation in this multi-sector collaborative is an essential tenet for designing and implementing impactful solutions to improve birth outcomes.
We are experiencing a unique period as a nation – where a number of historic events are unfolding contiguously. Just a few months ago, our lives were upended by a pandemic unprecedented in our lifetimes. As a result of COVID-19, the country is grappling with severe economic fallout. Then last month, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis underscored the continued need for discussion about systemic racial and ethnic inequities that persist in our society.