Our achievements are being noticed as a potential model by other counties facing similar challenges. In a recent report to the Board of Supervisors, we learned that between 2013 - 2016 African American infant deaths in Sacramento County decreased by 45% in all categories and disparity decreased 76% thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We are all proud of the positive results and the direction we're going, but we know there is still more work to be done.
Please read the story published in today's LAist, a Southern California public radio network that operates across the region from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and out to the Coachella Valley.
Web story: Sacramento's Plan To Keep Black Children Alive Is Working — And LA Is Watching. LAist, Priska Neely/KPCC
The story also ran on radio: Sacramento Is Reducing Black Child Deaths. Here's What LA Can Learn. LAist, Priska Neely/KPCC