This webinar will provide community members, in particular those in SPAs 1 (Antelope Valley) and 6/8 (South LA/South Bay) an opportunity to learn about a new funding source by way of the State of California Department of Public Health's Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI). The state will fund, through the Los Angeles County Department of Public health, two or more of the five interventions identified in the grant to reduce African American preterm birth.
This webinar is an initial opportunity for community members, providers, and organizations who serve women and families to learn about the five interventions so that they can inform the selection of two strategies, allowing DPH to submit a community-informed collaborative application by early September. The five interventions are:
a) Group prenatal care intervention that includes, but not limited to, improvement in health provider preterm birth screening and ongoing, risk-appropriate care for Black women to better identify and prevent preterm births.
b) Pregnancy intentionality, preconception, and interconception care intervention.
c) Fatherhood or partnership initiatives that support engagement of partners in pregnancy and childbearing,
d) Home Visitation program inclusive of case management to increase advocacy and empowerment for Black women and to ensure linkages to prenatal care, monitoring, life planning, birth spacing, infant development, and well-being,
e) An innovation strategy that is not found in the other four strategies, but is justified based on identified local needs and resources and that is evidence-based/informed in relation to reducing adverse birth outcomes. Strategy examples, but not limited to a strategy that combines social interventions with medical interventions, including integration of mental health services in perinatal health care and other wrap-around services, or personalized case management, or access to and utilization of evidence-based interventions that reduce preterm, birth and infant mortality.