On 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:
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 Foundation, First 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!
Sacramento County reducing black child deaths – National Association of Counties CountyNews, February 18, 2019