Community – Everyone

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Take Action

Regardless of who you are, there are many ways you can show support and work to change birth disparities for Sacramento County's African American families.

Community – Everyone

  • Learn more about African American birth disparities.
  • Use your voice to spread the word about this issue and encourage your network to do the same.
    • Download and share Unequal Birth graphics
  • Vote for lawmakers who advocate for quality, respectful, equitable care for all moms and babies.
  • Grab a coffee and listen to the story of a family impacted by this issue.
  • Ask a pregnant mom in your life how they’re feeling and be there to listen. Take every symptom a woman mentions seriously. Encourage her throughout her pregnancy and beyond.
  • Even though it may be uncomfortable, discuss solutions to unconscious bias.
  • Become an ambassador—volunteer or organize a local awareness event.
  • Support a local organization working directly to address African American Maternal Health: