AAIMM is a coalition of the L.A. County Health Agency (Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health, and Department of Health Services), First 5 L.A., community organizations, mental and health care providers, funders, and community members united to address the unacceptably high rates of Black infant and maternal deaths in Los Angeles County. The coalition has Community Action Teams throughout Los Angeles County as well as a community doula program for Black birthing families.
A progam at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA with two types of treatment programs: Partial Hospitalization Program and Maternal Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program. Women can take part in these programs from their second and third trimesters of pregnancy through one year postpartum.
This is Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Emotional Wellness Self-Help Tool for helping those who want to become pregnant, are pregnant, and those who just welcomed a baby understand and manage perinatal depression and anxiety.
Lets individuals find help for mental health concerns during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
An organized network of African-American women physicians committed to the improvement of public health and welfare, through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and the community health.
A multi-generational, community-based organization committed to the well-being of Black women and girls by building healthy communities through health education, empowerment, and advocacy.
A project that recognizes the importance of uplifting the voices of Black mothers and families and supporting Black Birth Workers on the frontlines serving our community. Committed to advocating for policies that address implicit racial bias and expand opportunities for Black Birth workers to meet the needs of Black women, babies, and families.
Provides technical assistance, trainings, and capacity building for grassroots organizations, maternity care service providers (e.g. clinicians, midwives, doula networks, and community health workers), academia, and the public health industry.
A respectful "warm line" that allows Black pregnant and postpartum individuals throughout California to connect to a community doula for a free 50-minute emotional support phone call or text.
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding. BreastfeedLA has extensive resources for parents, health professionals, hospitals, and employers and a number of programs and resources to improve the landscape of breast/chestfeeding support for communities of color.
Irth app helps Black and brown women and birthing people have a more safe and empowered pregnancy and parenting experience by allowing users to see how other parents of color experienced care at a doctor or hospital.
A national organization fighting for the health of all moms and babies. The organization supports moms throughout their pregnancy, educates medical professionals and the public on best practices, conducts lifesaving research, advocates for policies that prioritize the health of moms and babies, and provides comfort and support to families in the NICU.
Within a culturally affirming environment and honoring the unique history of African American women, the Black Infant Health (BIH) Program uses a group-based approach with complementary client-centered case management to help women develop life skills, learn strategies for reducing stress, and build social support. BIH serves African-American women who are 18 years or older and up to 30 weeks pregnant at the time of enrollment. Black Infant Health has program locations in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Antelope Valley.
A mother-centered prenatal care and health coordination program for women receiving prenatal care with the L.A. County Department of Health Services (DHS). Offers a variety of services including affordable health care, individualized care coordination, prenatal classes, breastfeeding consultations, hospital tours, and more.
A program of PHFE WIC. Hosts support circles in Los Angeles, Crenshaw, Inglewood, South Bay, Bellflower, and Pomona areas. Their mission is to create a cultural space that promotes empowerment and self-transformation for African American women to come together to share and advocate for breastfeeding, parenting, and health for the entire life course.
Kaiser Permanente has information on the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression as well as various treatment options.
This series is for pregnant and birthing people residing or working in Los Angeles County. Participants can register independently or with a support person. Mental health professionals are welcome as support to the birthing person only. Each series of Safe & Sacred Pregnancy consists of four meetings. All meeting times are from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and will take place on Zoom.
Taking Care of Mama Support Groups
A virtual opportunity for pregnant and new moms to connect and gain support during these challenging times. All are welcome at no cost.
Addresses racial and ethnic disparities in African American health and examines critical solutions to the infant mortality crisis in Los Angeles County. iDream is a leadership, training, and advocacy development network dedicated to equipping a pipeline of stakeholders to address the complex health issues facing African American families. iDREAM seeks to empower the next generation of leaders about the disparities in healthy birth outcomes.
This community program aims to increase breastfeeding rates in the African American community by providing classes, support groups, and community resources.
A hub for midwifery care, doula support, lactation consulting, education, support groups, enrichment, meditation, and movement.