WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

The mission of Solano HEALs is to promote equity in healthy births for Black babies and their families in Solano County.

OUR VISION

ALL black mothers, babies and families thrive through empowerment and being well-informed in their community, family, and personal health outcomes.

Solano HEALs Health Equity

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
Centering Pregnancy
(group prenatal care) 
Racial Equity Training for Medical and Dental Providers
SELECT  MILESTONES
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.