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WHO WE ARE
The mission of Solano HEALs is to promote equity in healthy births for Black babies and their families in Solano County.
ALL black mothers, babies and families thrive through empowerment and being well-informed in their community, family, and personal health outcomes.
WHAT WE DO
Since 2017, Solano HEALs has identified and brainstormed strategies and activities to impact the disproportionate rates of infant mortality, prematurity, and low birth weight among African American/Black babies in Solano County, which is located about 60 miles north of San Francisco.
Through a series of monthly community discussions spanning over a year,
Solano HEALS has narrowed down its strategies to the following:
Mental Health Services
for African American/Black women of reproductive age
Exclusively African American/Black
(group prenatal care)
Racial Equity Training for Medical and Dental Providers
April 26, 2017
IDENTIFIED 125 STRATEGIES
June 26, 2017
VOTED FOR TOP 4 STRATEGIES
November 29, 2017
VOTED FOR TOP 4 UPSTREAM STRATEGIES
May 31, 2017
VOTED FOR TOP 9 STRATEGIES
August 28, 2017
SELECTED DOWNSTREAM STRATEGY: AA/BLACK CENTERED PREGNANCY
March 28, 2018
SELECTED UPSTREAM STRATEGY: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR AA/BLACK WOMEN
Working "downstream" often means teaching people how to beat the odds.
Working "upstream" means actually changing the odds.
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