Grandparents, community members and organizations can’t be left out of this conversation. You play a key role in advocating for and meeting the needs of African-American women, babies, and families. Our community is critical in working to end barriers such as unequal access to care and the delivery of culturally responsive services. San Diego needs you to lead the charge and help combat systemic racism. Together, we can protect tomorrow’s Black Legacy.
Be part of the solution of improving the health and legacy of the African-American community in San Diego County by:
Become an ambassador for racial equity and work to raise awareness and advocate for the changes needed for African-American women and families to have the best birth outcomes.
Join the San Diego Perinatal Equity Initiative’s Community
Advisory Board (CAB) and join a network of allies working to promote
equity. Learn how to get involved by visiting the
Share San Diego’s Black Legacy Now campaign on social media and use your voice to raise awareness on the issue with others.
Print San Diego’s Black Legacy Now posters and place them across organizations in your community to raise awareness on this campaign.
Share articles and readings in your community, and consider hosting viewing events and discussions of documentaries, such as Unnatural Causes, with your network.
Use the following important dates to spread awareness about Black maternal and infant health inequities through social media, community events, and other activities.
• National Minority Health Month (April)
• Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17)
• Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31)
• National Infant Mortality Awareness Month (September)
• Prematurity Awareness Month (November)
• World Prematurity Awareness Day (November 17)