Report to Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to Show Progress Toward Reducing African American Child Deaths - WHAT:
Sacramento County's Department of Child, Family and Adult Services, the Department of Human Assistance, the First 5 Sacramento Commission, and Sacramento County Probation, in partnership with Sierra Health Foundation, will present the FY 2021-22 Annual Report results on the Black Child Legacy Campaign. The report will highlight the investment, cross-systems work, commitment, partnership, shifts in policy and practice, and successes in reducing African American child deaths.WHEN:
Tuesday, July 25th at 2:15 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 700 H Street. There is also an option to join the meeting virtually
WHY: The top four causes of the disparity in preventable African American child deaths are: perinatal conditions, infant sleep-related deaths, child abuse and neglect homicides, and third-party homicide. This report will showcase efforts over a five-year period to reduce deaths and improve safety and well-being for Black/African American children and families in Sacramento County.
Sacramento County Departments
- Child, Family and Adult Services (DCFAS)
- Human Assistance
- Health Services
- First 5 Sacramento Commission
- Sierra Health Foundation, Black Child Legacy Campaign
BACKGROUND: For more than 20 years, African American children died at two times the rate of other children. In 2011, Supervisor Phil Serna convened the Blue Ribbon Commission on Disproportionate African American Child Deaths following the Child Death Review Team report that highlighted the disproportional rates of African American child deaths compared to other children. For nearly a decade this community-driven movement has raised visibility and strengthened efforts to reduce the number of child mortalities.
For any questions or if you would like to speak to someone about the report and the Black Child Legacy Campaign, please contact Sacramento County Public Information Officer Macy Obernuefemann ahead of time at 916-698-0722.