DHEI

Report Released: Creating Dramatic Public Health Gains Through Innovative Community Investment

HASC and its Communities Lifting Communities initiative with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California today released a landmark report outlining how multi-sector partnerships with public health, hospitals and health systems, community development and other sectors can marshal resources to significantly improve the health of neighborhoods and communities. “Our health care system has mostly focused on treating diseases rather than preventing people from getting […]

Centering Black Women’s Leadership and Experiences

Op-ed by Dana Sherrod, MPH Last week, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations, advocates, and policymakers across the nation were virtually celebrating the third-annual Black Maternal Health Week (April 11–17) and deepening the conversation about black maternal health in the U.S. While progress has been made, data shows that black mothers and their babies disproportionately experience […]

Addressing African American Infant Mortality Rates

Lower infant mortality rate among African Americans is focus of new pilot programs in California February 27, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – (BPT) – The U.S. infant mortality rate has fallen over the last two decades, but major disparities remain – and carry serious implications for overall health. In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Launches to Address Disproportionate Rates of Infant and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Among Black Women and Families

A multi-sector collaborative uniting key leaders and Black women to create system wide change January 27, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance), and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) today announced the launch of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a collaborative effort to […]

In the Spotlight: Susan Harrington

Susan Harrington is executive director of Communities Lifting Communities — the HASC initiative aimed at health disparities and upstream factors affecting diabetes, preterm births and other public health challenges.  She recently sat down with the HASC Strategic Communications team to discuss the initiative’s goals and work.  Download a pdf version layout of this article here or below. CLC […]