Community – Everyone

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Take Action

No matter the age, race, or gender, there are many ways to show up. Community support is crucial to changing birth disparities in the lives of Sacramento County’s Black 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: