World Doula Week 2022

Happy World Doula Week (March 22-28), a week in which we celebrate the people who labor alongside us throughout the entirety of the birthing journey, creating space for joy and liberation within the pregnancy experience. We salute some of our most valuable Village members this week!


Visit our Doula hub at for more information about doulas, our doula program, profiles on the AAIMM doulas, and for answers to your frequently asked questions


EVENT TODAY: Doulas & Midwives Matter


Please join the Antelope Valley AAIMM CAT for a 1-hour virtual Q&A Doulas & Midwives Matter event on Tuesday, March 22 from 4:30-5:30pm! This event is co-hosted by the AV AAIMM CAT's Family-Centered Care and Integrated Holistic Care workgroups. click flyer above for more details or RSVP HERE


We're Hiring Doulas!

Are you a Black/African American doula who works with Black/African American Pregnant Women/Birthing People and Families?



Join an award-winning program and help support joyous and healthy births for Black families in LA County. Click the image below or click HERE to apply. 




We're excited to start our online training that centers reproductive justice and the P.A.T.H. framework for sexual and reproductive health in a 2-part series TODAY, Tuesday, March 22 from 3-5pm PST. This training is a project of AIMM and  Essential Access Health.

Essential Access Health: 

  • Champions and promotes quality sexual + reproductive health care for all
  • Provides an umbrella of services including clinic support initiatives, provider training, advanced clinical research, advocacy and
    consumer awareness
  • Is a Title X grantee for California


Participants will leave with tools to help ensure that reproductive conversations with patients who are Black are empowering, informed, and help effectively support them on their sexual and reproductive health journeys.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate efficient, patient-centered questioning about reproductive goals
  • Describe how person-centered reproductive goals counseling addresses health care disparities and supports equity in health care
  • Provide appropriate referrals for contraceptive services and preconception care

To register and for more information, click the flier above, or visit:

California EITC

California residents who file taxes using an ITIN and have taxable income less than $30k a year may be eligible for California tax credits. An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is provided by the IRS to people who don’t have a Social Security Number in order to file their state or federal taxes.

Additionally, those who qualify for #CalEITC and have a child under the age of six might also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit, which can provide eligible California residents up to $1,000.

Click HERE or click the image above for more information. 



SAVE THE DATE: Black Maternal Health Week 2022



This year marks the fifth year anniversary of the Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, BMHW is a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US;
  • Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care solutions; 
  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders;
  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice; and
  • Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.

Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17 and was officially recognized by the White House on April 13th, 2021. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month — a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, we are joining dozens of global organizations who are fighting to end maternal mortality globally in advocating that the United Nations recognize April 11th as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.

The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black Mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.

This year's key message is: 

“Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care”


Help Us Spread the Word! 

Please share your BMHW events with us so that we can promote them on our website and social media channels during the month of April. We have this simple survey for you to fill out so that we can gather information about your event:




Please complete this survey no later than March 28, 2022. 

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