South LA & South Bay (SPAs 6/8)


The South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (CAT) is a collaborative partnership between the Los Angeles County Health Agency, community-based organizations, health care providers, community residents, faith-based organizations, and community businesses united in one purpose: to end African American/Black infant and maternal mortality in the South Los Angeles/South Bay community.

Mission Statement

To reduce African American/Black infant and maternal mortality in South Los Angeles/South Bay by addressing the impact of racism, catalyzing community action, and promoting wellness and equitable healthcare strategies for African American/Black families.

Vision Statement

We strive to create systemic change to ensure that every African American/Black woman, infant, child, and man lives wholly and thrives; is treated with dignity and respect, and has access to unbiased, humane, and equitable services that support and enhance their health and well-being.

To join the SLA/SB CAT: Contact Adjoa Jones at [email protected]


The Richardson Review: Vol 2
The Official Newsletter of SLA/SB AAIMM CAT

Click here to read the full article!



Paid Family Leave - Virtual Training Series


Training Attendees can apply to become Community Support Persons!

All training participants will have the opportunity to apply to be one of 10 Community Support Persons—individuals who receive a $1,000 stipend for sharing Paid Family Leave information with their community / in their work.


Visit this link to apply. 



Join the South LA/South Bay Community Action Team on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 10:00-11:30 AM for our South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team monthly offering!



African American/Black women, fathers, and families, advocates, community/faith-based organizations, allies, and providers (perinatal clinicians, mental health providers, doulas, midwives, caseworkers, etc.) who live in and serve South LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, and Long Beach are encouraged to attend.

To register:

For more information on the Black Birthing Bill of Rights:




August 26, 2020

5pm - 6:30pm

Register HERE



July 9, 2020

3pm - 5pm

To Register: 










SLA/SB AAIMM CAT Celebrates JUNETEENTH - Freedom Day with our Virtual CommunitiTEA 

The Community Outreach & Engagement Workgroup of the SLA/SB AAIMM CAT invites you to join our Juneteenth Freedom Day CelebriTEA, as the kick-off to our second series of virtual offerings this year. The theme is RESILIENCE in honor of Juneteenth - proclaiming resilience for Black mothers, birthing persons and families.  Dr. Sayida Peprah will be our keynote speaker for this event, as well, we will have words of wisdom from Wenonah Valentine of Idream for Racial Equity and Mindful Meditation from Loretta "Auntie Lo" Randle.  Dr.  Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and birth doula with a specialty in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. This event will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live on our Black Infants and Families Los Angeles page. To RSVP and attend please go to the following links - or




March SLASB Community Action Team Meeting

Thu, March 5, 2020
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Glory Christian Fellowship International Church
225 West Torrance Blvd - Overflow Room
Carson, CA 90745
To Register: Click Here

January SLASB Community Action Team Meeting

Thu, January 9, 2020
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Holman United Methodist Church
White Fellowship Hall
3320 W. Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
To Register: Click Here

Sikuuku Chama (Holiday Party) and Toy Drive

Fri, December 13, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST
Kaiser Permanente
3782 West Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Meeting

Thursday, October 24
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Glory Christian Fellowship International Church
Overflow Room
225 W Torrance Blvd
Carson, CA 90745

Click to Register




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