Welcome to Black Infants and Families Los Angeles
Welcome to the landing place for the work of the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Steering Committee. We are a coalition of the LA County Health Agency (Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health, and Department of Health Services), First 5 LA, community organizations, mental and health care providers, funders, and community members. We are united in one purpose: to address the unacceptably high rates of Black infant and maternal deaths in Los Angeles County.
Black/African American babies in LA County are two to three times more likely to die before their first birthday than babies of other races.
Black/African American women in LA County are four times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy and delivery/postpartum complications than women of other races.
Harmful stress from the structural and social racism Black women face daily is at the root of the problem.
We believe we can stop this injustice by working together to ensure that Black women have access to healthy and joyous births.
IN THE NEWS
Infant Mortality Coverage
Check out the powerful coverage of infant mortality by Priska Neely, KPPC reporter, which also features Steering Committee member Raena Granberry...
Black Maternal Health Week
For the second consecutive year, Black Women for Wellness (BWW) joins the Black Mamas Matter Alliance with alerting community members and...
Be a Part of the change
Sign up to join our efforts to end black infant and maternal deaths in Los Angeles County. Everyone has a part to play.