Black Child Legacy Campaign
ABOUT THE BLACK CHILD LEGACY CAMPAIGN
The Black Child Legacy Campaign is the community-driven movement established by the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths, which is working to reduce deaths of African American children by 10% to 20% by 2020 in Sacramento County.
THE TOP LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
In Sacramento County, African American children die at twice the rate of any other ethnicity. The four leading causes of death are perinatal conditions, infant sleep-related deaths, child abuse and neglect and third party homicides. Learn more about this disparity from the Sacramento County Blue Ribbon Commission report and the Child Death Review Team report.
Youth Mentorship, Free Hip Hop Classes, Food Distribution Center, Clothing Distribution, Crisis Intervention (gang violence prevention and intervention), Night Walks, Various Summer Youth Programs, Basketball Mentorship Camp, Unite Sacramento Community Forums (healing spaces), Simmons Community Center (youth recreational center)
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The Black Village Podcast, the official podcast of The Black Child Legacy Campaign.
Lead Host Jameel Pugh- assisted by executive producer Ciera White, student host Elizabeth Kutek, and Audio Technician Andre Thomas- explores the many facets of the campaign to learn how the seven Community Incubator Lead organizations are addressing the four leading causes.
The Black Village Podcast team visits each of the seven Community Incubator Lead organizations to talk with their leaders to discover the prevention and intervention efforts to reduce disproportionate African American child deaths in these four causes of death.
Please subscribe to hear all of the Black Village Podcasts. In each episode you will learn about available resources, updates on the efforts to reduce African American Child deaths, and stories on the how agencies are coming together to move the work forward.