CA Perinatal Equity Initiative - LA County Briefing - Shared screen with speaker view
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That's quite alright, Diamond. Thank you for your great work and leadership in SLA/SB!
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Good morning all...Yes Diamond...and we also want to make sure we bring in Nancy Rodriguez (SPA 8) and Tanishia Wright (SPA 6)
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All, we will email you the slide deck after the webinar, for reference.
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Excellent and to the point presentation!
Me too! Aida
Hello, sorry for the interruption - I wasn’t sure when questions might be fielded to ask this - I have to leave before the last part of the webinar and others may want to know – is there another way to vote for strategies/give feedback?
Hi Lynn, yes, you will receive a link to the survey.
Thank you, Yolanda, for that excellent sharing!
Always a great job Yolonda
thank you - Helen and everyone.
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are doctors running these groups?
How is the privacy of the patient's medical history maintained in group settings?
March of Dimes is excited to start a group prenatal care program in the Antelope Valley that will use a mobile health unit to bring prenatal care to women in the community.
Love the peer lactation counselors!
Well done, Raena, explaining the universe of diverse prenatal group programs. Thank you!
Mashariki, March of Dime's great work is exciting. Please email us so we can spread the word!
I absolutely love one key question.. If women are screened we have an opportunity to intervene earlier.
for the "Other risks addressed in primary care slide" are those women in general or black women?
Theion - yes, especially for our high-risk populations, like your DMH clinic clients
thank you, Cordelia!
Is this slide available to be shared and utilized?
Hi Cordelia! Yes, the deck will be shared after the webinar, as well as the webinar link.
My pleasure :-)
We will also post on the initiative website: blackinfantsandfamilies.org
I think it'd be great for Doulas to utlize this.
great idea cordelia, it could be incorprated into training
Love that, Cordelia!
Yes, Brandi. Just as I was thinking, And into Doula Programs.
Thank you, Dr. Allen, for the great overview of One Key Question (OKQ)!
Is this recording going to be available to share and use? This would be great to share in father's support groups. We are doing a Father's Support Group in the Health Net Community Doula Program.
So excellent, LeHenry! Thank you!
Great presentation LeHenry
Yes agreement for Doulas - Cordelia
Would love LeHenry to come speak at the Father's Support Group we are doing at the Health Net Community Doula Program.
thank you for the previous presentation Dr. Loretta jones publised an article in Ethinicty and Disease winter 2010 titled "where is the "F" in MCH Father involvement in the the African American families I can have my assistant send it out if you are interested
As well great job Raena on Centering - Group Programs that have been routinely used in our communities of sisterhood and bonding to support each other during pregnancy and beyond---that is part of the Village concept
Yes please send that article to us by Loretta Jones on fathers
Programs for fatherhood are important however when policy is not developed to include the role of fathers many providers of services can miss engaging father. What policies can be insituted to be father-friendly/welcoming?
Felica, please send that excellent resource to Melissa and Helen so we can share with group!
I will have Andrea Jones send it out right away
Excellent, point, Leticia, henceforth the importance of our collective work to address the issue at all angles.
Wondering how much of the funding for home visitation also includes specific marketing/employment of Black women to provide the services? Cultural congruence (aka, home visitors who LOOK like the people they are visiting) is important to the enrollment and retaining of Black women, if they are the target of this piece. "Cultural compentence" is not enough.
Dr. Allen Great job and presentation on the details of OKQ
Totally agree, Asaiah! Excellent point!
Helen, you read my mind. YES! Ms. Felica please and anything else. We'd post on our site and credit HAAF.
how many of these homevisitng programs involve fathers also I'm interested in knowing how nutrition is incoorperated
Also, Home Visiting also should include Doula programs. Doulas do home visiting. In the Health Net Community Doula Program they are doing 3 prenatal and 3 postpartum visits in woman's home.
In agreement AHarville, this has been the makeup I know for certain of previous programs such as the Black Infant Health Program-- staff that are AA/Black, with lived experience, knowledge and skill set, as well appropriate educational training to continue to provide great and effective program/services to the Black community
this is a great idea- especially with Medi-Cal extending for those moms who would be losing it postparum...
Lynn, can you clarify which point is a great idea? Just so we accurately capture your feedback :) Thank you!
Thanks Adjoa. Provisions are almost always given for language preference, and rightfully so. However if job descriptions require a second language be spoken for example, that eliminates a large subset of potentially well qualified applicants and also does not address the issue for Black women
Loving this chat box. Thought partnership, great questions, innovative ideas.
Linda, great overview of such a big topic. Thank you!
It is critical to have internal policies addressing whether or not staff are engaging/including fathers? It is also imperative that staff understand the positive impact of fathers which will allow staff to be more inclusive of fathers/father-friendly organically.
A Harville, I agree. Most of these jobs eliminate candidates who are other ethnicites than Latino and Spanish speaking. This eliminates alot of African-American candidates. Maybe including other languages on job descriptions besides Spanish. Such as African dilects and languages.
The PEI_RSI Budget Template reveals that CDPH data sets account for Long Beach specifically. Q1) Is the City of Long Beach encouraged to apply for funding given the percentages shown? Q2) If not considered as an region for implementation, how does the County plan to account for Long Beach data percentages per the sets of data listed by CDPH?
@ Coredlia, yes. Black women are often excluded based on this criteria. If, in the context of this conversation we are specifically speaking about Black women as clients, no additional language requirements are necessary. But qualified candidates should be sought out to meet this need. Colleges/universities should know about home visiting as an option.
Sonya Young Aadam
Presentations have been excellent... so important to experience all of these areas/angles/ opportunities together in one sitting. This would be great content for an upcoming conference.
Actually the Health Net Community Doula Program, which is focused on African-American women, is providing doula support in all SPAs in LA County.
Not just SPA 1
Hello Brandi, building off of Gwendolyn’s point. How can Best Start communities support with the doula support model. Focusing on your point of that community infrastructure building?
I noticed that within the areas listed as well, lactation care/support does not seem to be as important of a factor. Breastfeeding education and support is IMPERATIVE to the health of infants AND mothers, especially to preterm infants. Black infants are more routinely givenformula in the NICU which contributes to poor outcomes. Black women are routinely NOT given breastfeeding support that is imperative to their health and well being. Lactation needs to be included
Great points AHarville as I have seen the success of organizations like Black Infant Health contracted agencies, California Black Women's Health Project, Black Women for Wellness, Prototypes, Mission City Community Network and more who selected very qualified AA/Black women and men who were very affected in providing the necessary program/services and affecting the rates for the BIH Program
To get added to the SLA/SB AAIMM CAT list please email Jeannette Johnson- Jjohnson8@dhs.lacounty.gov
I left out much of the clinical portion and that is were most of your questiona come from, my apologies. I will send a follow up.
Betsy Jacobs- Dr's or Midwives run the group prenatal visits. They gives exams and medical information each times
AHarville --- I meant bringing about effective interventions in improving the outcome of infant mortality rates in L.A. County
A Harville The medical exam portion is private
Meeting Date: September 5th 9:30am-12:00pm Location TBD
Regarding Lynn's comment on postpartum coverage for mental health services: budget trailer bill SB 104 extends postpartum care coverage from 60 days post birth to one-year for women in Medi-Cal who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
please note for SPA 1/AV region - Cristina's correct email is CHerman@dhs.lacounty.gov
Best Start has an important role to play, particularly in the area of community awareness and workforce development. AAIMM can also be identified as a community agenda priority, and partnerships can collaborate to support these efforts through a community identified project
Sonya Young Aadam
Also, special thanks to those continuing to raise the race card esp as it relates to allocation of the $127m in home visiting program, further engaging Doulas, and interventions provided by DMH. No doubt that LAC & First 5 offer some quality interventions, but the are questions about targeting AAs across the county.
Also, we will be providing an update/flyer for the SLA/SB meeting to occur on 9//5/19 with our location---there will be plenty of accessible parking
Thank you Olga
having the Dulas available in the AV is amazing especially since there is a shortage of OB’s out here.
The Association for Wholistic Maternal Newborn Health provides training and certification as Perinatal Support Specialists. This training is taught by a multicultural team including Black trainers. The course covers more than doula skills, It addresses the impact of historical trauma and racism on African American women and social determinants of perinatal health.
Sonya Young Aadam
Excited to be part of this promising opportunity to save our babies, mamas & families.
Tonce + PHFE WIC
Great presentations I am glad we were able to participate. WIC is very intersted in partnering more shwd e I am n
How do we vote on which inititative?
THANK YOU ALL!
Very informative thanks
We will follow up with a survey monkey link.
Barbarosia Richardson Great job Adjoa and excellet presentations.