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South L.A. Group Kicks Off Black Maternal Health Week

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| Pregnant women gathered at Black Women for Wellness for a panel discussion where they shared their experiences navigating the healthcare system.

Checking in on L.A. County's plan to save black babies

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An update on what's happened in the year since the county's health department launched an action plan aimed at closing the black-white gap in infant mortality.

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Conference aims to bring men into the early childhood field

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It’s estimated that only 2 to 3% of early childhood educators are men. One of those men has organized a conference Saturday aiming to bring more into the field.

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Assembly's early childhood commission releases draft proposals

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At a hearing Monday, commissioners shared highlights from the draft proposal, which covers everything from access to provider training and parent involvement.

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Your chance to tell lawmakers how to fix the early learning system

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A State Assembly commission has released a draft of its recommendations to streamline early learning for millions of California kids.

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How this comedian became a serious maternal mental health activist

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Comedian Angelina Spicer talks about her experience with postpartum depression at conferences and before lawmakers. She’s even made it part of her stand-up routine.

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A ballot measure to fund child care programs in LA?

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Councilmember Paul Krekorian proposed that the city work toward restoring child care programs cut during the recession. One way to secure funds? A ballot measure.

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Report: California ranks near the bottom for babies

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The first-ever State of Babies Yearbook creates a national profile looking at nearly 60 indicators, including health care access and early education opportunities.

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