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Health Funders Peer Group Meeting

Monday, May 11, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am PDT
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In 2018, the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) in partnership with First 5 LA and the Department of Health Services, launched the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Initiative. Designed to address racism as the root cause feeding the disproportionate rates of Black infant and maternal deaths, AAIMM engages in a collaborative, community-driven process to center equity, the expertise of those with lived experiences and the leadership of Black women in fostering healthy, joyous births. While the coronavirus pandemic has heightened additional questions about racial injustice more broadly, the county’s north star around birth equity remains unchanged: create the systems and conditions where Black moms and babies can thrive regardless of age, educational attainment, or socio-economic status.

Join a panel of experts in discussing how the AAIMM work is a critical touchstone in LA County’s road to an equitable recovery.



Dr. Debby Allen

ScD, Deputy Director, Health Promotion Bureau, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Christina Altmayer

Vice President of Programs, First 5 LA

Brandi Sims

Program Officer, First 5 LA

Sonya Young Aadam

Chief Executive Officer, CA Black Women’s Health Project

After our panel discussion, we will have a peer-to-peer opportunity to come together to exchange information and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working in philanthropy as a health funder during this challenging time and identify future topics for our September session. These series will now be in webinar format until further notice.

The SCG Health Funders Group is a peer group of funders seeking to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. These facilitated sessions provide opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. All funders seeking to address barriers to health and equity through an intersectional approach are welcome. 


Recurring Dates:

  • Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00 pm


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members 

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

About this Location
This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.

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