About the Cherished Futures Collaborative
Building a Cadre of Clinical and Community Leaders for Change
Uniting Clinical and
Cherished Futures brings 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. The collaborative provides a unique space where different sector leaders can move through difficult conversations while learning from each other.
Cherished Futures is a two-year, cohort experience that focuses on institutional accountability and redefining the narrative about Black birthing families in Los Angeles.
The capacity-building year prepares teams for action through a series of workshops and technical assistance sessions. Together, we examine anti-Black racism as a root cause of unequal medical treatment and birth outcomes, its impact on Black bodies.
We explore clinical and community data, discuss systems-change strategies and regional collaboration opportunities. The year concludes with hospital teams developing actionable, community-informed implementation plans across 3 domains: clinical, institutional, and community.
The implementation year puts hospital plans into action. We support successful change processes through a series of learning convenings, technical assistance, and coaching sessions, and storytelling.
Cherished Futures 2022-23 Hospital Cohort
Cherished Futures is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of hospitals to engage in systems-level change in LA County! These hospitals collectively serve a significant proportion of Black birthing families across Los Angeles County and represent an exciting opportunity to create a large-scale impact towards birth equity.
Hospitals from Cherished Futures Cohort 1 (2020-21) and Cohort 2 (2022-23)
represent approximately 45% of Black births in LA County.
“Working with [Cherished Futures] has made it easier to discuss items surrounding race with employees and physicians.”
- Cohort 1 Hospital Team Member