Communities Lifting Communities

Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week: Black Mothers and Advocates Discuss Ways to Improve Health Care in Los Angeles

This week, organizations, advocates and policymakers across the nation celebrate the fifth annual Black Maternal Health Week and are furthering conversations about Black maternal health in the U.S. Last week, the White House issued a proclamation to officially recognize Black Maternal Health Week. Similarly, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion declaring April 11-17 Black […]

Cherished Futures Welcomes New Cohort of Hospitals

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of hospitals to engage in a multi-sector initiative that aims to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black moms and birthing families in Los Angeles County. The new cohort of participating hospitals consists of Antelope Valley Hospital, […]

Communities Lifting Communities in Running for LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award

Weeks after observing its fourth birthday, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative will be recognized at this month’s Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards event. Communities Lifting Communities, or CLC, is nominated in the Outstanding Community Outreach category.  CLC is known for its Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies program, among other work and initiatives. “Now more than ever, it is […]

CLC’s Cherished Futures Debuts Newsletter

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a program of HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative has launched a dedicated newsletter. Called The Heart of the Matter, the publication will regularly update readers on Cherished Futures’ work, news, and related issues. Email CLC Executive Director Susan Harrington (below) to be added to the newsletter’s mailing list. The newsletter’s […]

CLC Shares Hospital Community Outreach Efforts

Communities Lifting Communities, the HASC charitable affiliate and 501c3 nonprofit, this week shares some significant community outreach work completed by two member hospitals.  Over the past year, Cedars-Sinai and Adventist Health White Memorial have pioneered procedures to identify diverse business partners with an aim to promote job creation and economic activity in the communities they serve. The effort also brings […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

Last December, we felt a mix of emotions as we welcomed the first vaccines targeting COVID-19 — while continuing to battle an unprecedented surge.  In the year that followed, we notched many achievements while working with our public health partners and others. We put shots into more than 60 million arms in California, bringing the percentage of residents with some vaccine […]

Weather-Appropriate Clothing Marketplace

A Resource for SB 1152 Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) has partnered with Bob Barker Company, Inc. to offer hospitals and other health care and homeless service providers a discount on weather-appropriate clothing. As an Association member and/or provider of services to homeless individuals, you will be able to take advantage of […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week, Welcomes Three Participating Hospitals

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2021—Today, Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies — a collaborative effort to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black mothers and birthing people — hosted a unique virtual discussion marking the second year of its work with hospitals, public health, payers, and Black community leaders. The convening […]

State Sen. Holly Mitchell Shares Questfor Better Outcomes for Black Moms, Babies

HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California hosted a unique virtual workshop on birth inequities in the Black community on July 24. The event was part of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a collaborative aimed at reducing Black infant deaths and improving patient experiences and safety among Black moms and birthing people in South […]

State Sen. Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles

Keynote speaker Sen. Holly Mitchell (D—Los Angeles) joined a lineup of visionary leaders to address Black infant mortality and patient experience and safety for Black mothers and birthing people. LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2020 – Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) hosted a […]