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 […]

Discussion Tackles Tough Equity Issues, Challenges at 29 Cherished Futures Event

HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities held the latest in a series of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative events on July 29. A total of 53 hospital, community advisor and strategic partner participants attended via videoconference. Cherished Futures is an initiative of HASC, Communities Lifting Communities, and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. The venture advocates for better care and outcomes for Black moms, babies, […]

Transgender Patient Care: Dec. 9 Spots Open

The DHEI (Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion): Transgender Healthcare Dignity and Certification Program educates health care providers on how to deliver the highest-quality care for the transgender, gender-nonconforming, genderqueer and intersex patient community. This unique half-day course covers the eight-unit Dignity Model developed by clinical psychologist Kristie Overstreet, PhD using an interactive lecture approach. Training designed to serve […]

Advancing Health Equity: Pathways for Hospitals to Improve Health Virtual Workshop

Session Description  This intensive one-day workshop offered by the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), and presented by Communities Lifting Communities and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, provides an in-depth overview of the role hospitals can play in advancing health equity across their organizations and in the communities they serve. The workshop will cover […]

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 […]

Merritt Hawkins Releases DEI White Paper

What’s the core meaning of diversity, equity and inclusion — or DEI for short? Each is an element of “a synergistic triad,” notes a new white paper from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner.   “Diversity generally refers to hiring people with different backgrounds, equity suggests fair treatment and opportunities for all individuals, while inclusion […]

OHC Spotlights Cherished Futures

Our Health California, the California Hospital Association campaign that advocates for care equity, this month posts an in-depth look at the Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative. Cherished Futures is an ongoing effort led by HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities initiative to address widespread inequities impacting Black women and their children. Over the past year and a half, the campaign’s goals have advanced following a […]

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 […]