Antelope Valley (SPA 1)

Join the movement in the Antelope Valley to end the injustice of Black infant and mom deaths in LA County.

For more information or to join the AV Community Action Team, email: ksison@ph.lacounty.gov or cesanchez@ph.lacounty.gov.


UPCOMING EVENTS...

The Village: Virtual Mental Health Support Group for Black/African American Moms

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, in collaboration with our partners from Antelope Valley AAIMM CAT will begin The Village Virtual Mental Health Support Group for Black/African American Moms.

They are welcoming San Fernando and Santa Clarita residents to join their virtual events on Wednesdays at 11am.

Please contact Denise Theus (CTheus@dmh.lacounty.gov or 213- 247 - 6678) if you are interested in attending. Topics for the support group will include building healthy relationships, addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress, empowering Black/African American women, etc.

Click here for more information.

 

Mighty Little Giants – NICU Awareness Month

September is NICU Awareness Month, and Mighty Little Giants has some exciting virtual experiences planned! Mighty Little Giants, Inc. is a National 501c3 Non-Profit Organization supporting families in the NICU and beyond. In addition to the NICU support services, they also provide prenatal doula support services for mothers on bedrest, and postpartum support services for NICU moms and full-term birth moms.”

Click HERE to register, or head over to their website www.mightylittlegiants.org.

  • September 12th - “NICU Mom’s Unite”, hosted by Mighty Little Giants. 
  • September  26th - NICU Remembrance Day -  “Mighty Little Angel Virtual Celebration” 
  • September 27th - NICU Giving Day 
  • September 28th - NICU Staff Recognition Day 
  • September 29th - Sibling Support Day  - “ Life in the NICU” Virtual Event hosted by Birth Smarter featuring Mighty Little Giants, Inc. 
  • September 30th - Neonatal  Intensive Care Awareness Day

 

ANTELOPE VALLEY AFRICAN AMERICAN INFANT & MATERNAL MORTALITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE MEETING

Thursday, September 24th 2:00pm-3:30pm

 

THE VILLAGE FUND - REGISTER BY OCTOBER 14!

The Village Fund seeks to reinforce the broad goals of the AAIMM Prevention Initiative by funding community-led efforts that support the physical and mental well-being of Black women/birthing persons, fathers, partners, and families before, during, after birth. Organizations, networks, coalitions, individual service providers, micro-enterprises, or small businesses are eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given to entities that are Black-led. 

The Village Fund was developed by a team of Black women and allies representing the South LA/South Bay and Antelope Valley Community Action Teams, the AAIMM Countywide Steering Committee, First 5 LA, LA County Department of Public Health, and philanthropy. The Fund is managed by the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and is capitalized by a combination of public and private philanthropic dollars.

For more information about the Village Fund and to access the application, please visit our website and join us on September 25 from 1:30 to 2:30pm PT for an informational webinar.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

 

PAST EVENTS...

 

Chocolate Milk Documentary Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, August 31, 2020 (REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 25th at 5pm

The screening is being hosted by the Antelope Valley AAIMM Community Action Team in partnership with the AV Breastfeeding Coalition, and generously sponsored by First 5 LA.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER (registration closes at 5pm), to receive the secure link to watch Chocolate Milk! The panel discussion will take place on Monday, August 31st, 2020 from 10am – 11:30am. Registrants will have the weekend to watch the documentary before the panel discussion.

Click HERE to register and receive a link to view.

 

AV Infant & Early Childhood (virtual) Community Resource Meeting!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm 

Register: here


 

AAIMM AV CAT Interfaith Subcommittee Presents: Sisters Coming Together to Support Our Sisters

Friday, July 31, 2020

1pm - 2:30pm

Register: https://bit.ly/AVAAIMMTEATIME

Antelope Valley Community Action Team Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antelope-valley-african-american-infant-maternal-mortality-cat-convening-tickets-106809825062

Birth Stories in the AV: A Black Family Experience

June 18, 2020

10 am - 11:30 am

To Register: https://birthstoriesintheav.eventbrite.com

Zoom details will be provided after you register.

SAVE THE DATE: Antelope Valley (Virtual) Community Resource Meeting hosted by Mighty Little Giants

June 4, 2020

10 am

To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd53sEiIknMCA1Yhrzc4VuEulBz-XeZDxKFWieL6FyuuUoFgg/viewform

AV UPDATE: Cooling Centers Now Open

Emergency Cooling Center Hours: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more information, please visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/

Locations include: 

  • Jackie Robinson Park - 8773 E. Avenue R Littlerock, CA 93543
  • Quartz Hill Library - 25950 W. Avenue M-2 Quartz Hill, CA 93536
  • Stevenson Ranch Library - 25950 The Old Rd. Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
  • El Cariso Community Regional Park - 13100 Hubbard St. Sylmar, CA 91342

Click here for the Summer Heat Related Safety Tips video by the Los Angeles County Fire Department 

SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the next Antelope Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Meeting!

WHEN

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

WHERE

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

44226 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

WHEN

Thursday, November 14, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

WHERE

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

44226 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
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African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Meeting!

WHEN

Wed, September 26, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

WHERE

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

44226 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Save the Date: African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team LAUNCH!

WHEN

Wed, July 24, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

WHERE

Children's Bureau

915 West Avenue J

Lancaster, CA 93534

Save the Date: African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Planning Meeting

We are launching a Community Action Team to address African American infant and maternal mortality in the Antelope Valley. Your voice is needed!

WHEN
May 21, 2019 at 2pm - 3:30pm
WHERE
Department of Mental Health
CONTACT
Annette Trejo · atrejo@ph.lacounty.gov

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