Bringing Health Care Organizations & Black Leaders Together for Birth Equity
About Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies
Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies is a joint initiative to reduce Black maternal and infant health inequities and improve the Black patient experience in Los Angeles County.
Grounded in data and Black women's experiences, we bring together decision-makers from local hospitals, public health departments, health plans, and Black community leaders. Together, we co-design systems-change solutions at the clinical, institutional, and community levels.
Racism NOT Race
In Los Angeles County, Black people account for just 8% of births, yet continue to experience the greatest birth-related complications and deaths. Research points to structural racism as the root cause of unequal birth-related complications, which has measurable and long-lasting impacts on Black bodies.
Collaborative of Leaders
We bring together a collaborative of hospitals, public health, payers, and community leaders to drive systems change.
We bring Black voices and thought leadership to the decision-making table.
Building Core Partnerships
Our work helps to strengthen key partnerships between organizations to advance birth equity.
“Thank you for launching Cherished Futures to close the birth equity gap. Social justice and health equity are not yet common themes in clinical services, but you all are truly paving the way.”
— Holly J. Mitchell, LA County Supervisor, Former CA State Senator