Black Child Legacy Campaign reports decrease in infant death

BCLC report to the Board of Supervisors Jan 29, 2019On January 29, 2019, my colleagues on the Board and I heard the results of the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team 2016 Annual Report and received an update on the status of the Black Child Legacy Campaign.  The community presence and public testimony truly represented the great collective work we are doing to reduce African American child deaths. In the category of all infant deaths, we learned that between 2013-2016, African American infant deaths decreased by 45% and disparity decreased 76%! View PowerPoint presentation for more details: 2019 BCLC Report to Board of Supervisors

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. My heartfelt thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign; RAACD Steering Committee; Sierra Health FoundationFirst 5 Sacramento; County Departments of Human Assistance, Child, Family and Adult Services, and Probation; and numerous other agencies, health providers, nonprofits, volunteers and participants – too many to name. The outcomes shown to date would not be possible without your commitment and hard work. I am humbled and grateful for all you do!

– Phil

 News coverage:

Sacramento County reducing black child deaths – National Association of Counties CountyNews, February 18, 2019

The Sacramento Bee – Black children were dying at an alarming rate in Sacramento County. Here’s how that’s changing

CBS 13/31 – Local Organizations Working To Reduce Rate Of Child Deaths In African American Community

ABC 10 – African-American youth death rates dropping in Sacramento County, report shows


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