HOW WE ADVOCATE
BWPC advocates for Belonging, Love, Affinity, Community, and Kinship through culturally congruent system improvements across the life course to advance well-being and improved outcomes for Black women, babies, and families.
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AB 2420 -
EXTREME HEAT AND PERINATAL HEALTH STUDY
BILL SPONSORED BY BLACK WELLNESS & PROSPERITY CENTER
“Pregnant people are much more susceptible to heat and other environmental elements which require education and support in various forms.
Dr. Joaquin Arambula's bill is a step towards that.”
- Shantay Davies-Balch,
BWPC CEO & President
DHCS DOULA STAKEHOLDER
The immediate ask of the Doula Stakeholder Workgroup is:
That DHCS DOES NOT SUBMIT the State Plan Amendment for the Medi-Cal Doula benefit until a full discussion of all points of concern are fully discussed in the Doula Stakeholder Workgroup meetings.
"This is My Body, I Live Here."
-Nia Hodge, Public Health Advocate
BLACK's Birth Plan is based on a compilation of experiences, lessons learned, and desires voiced by Black mothers and women in Fresno.
The birth plan was informed by Amya Brooks' birth experience and the real experiences of other mothers in the community. View birth stories from the community here.
BLACK MOTHERS' & WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES
Person-centered care starts with viewing health care through the lens of patients. Listening to the lived experiences and voices of Black girls, women, mothers, and birthing persons can facilitate shared understanding and a development of a respectful care plan. When a woman's voice is amplified, it can also encourage others to speak up and advocate for their needs.
BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH CIRCLES
The Black Maternal Health Circles is a year-long coordinated effort between Blue Shield of California (BSC) and BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center (BWPC) to develop solutions to address Black maternal and infant health inequalities.
Focus areas: Kern and San Bernardino counties
Approach: Online listening sessions (focus groups) and co-design session where Black women are invited to share their met & unmet needs, and experiences about patient-provider interactions, available maternal health resources in their areas, and experiences with navigating their health plans.
SB65 CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY RECORDING
EXERCISE YOUR RIGTHS AS A PATIENT:
YOU DESERVE RESPECTFUL CARE:
View Your health care rights HERE.
Complaint Process: First, try to resolve the issue directly with your provider or with the hospital. If you’re unable to resolve the issue to your satisfaction, use the steps below to guide you.
IF NOT RESOLVED
INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD STEPS:
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