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March of Dimes Focus Groups in the Antelope Valley

February 20, 2020

Hello AV AAIMM Community Action Team Participants, Partners and Community Members

As you may know, March of Dimes is conducting focus groups and listening sessions to learn more about the patient experiences of Black women as well as barriers and solutions to improving access to quality prenatal care in the Antelope Valley. Focus groups will be held with Black women with a prior preterm birth, clinicians providing prenatal care to Black women, and community-based organizations serving Black women and families. We will use the focus group learnings to develop programs and policies to improve birth outcomes and reduce racial disparities.

Monday, February 24th
Mothers’ group: 9am - 11am (in-person)
Community-based organizations group: 2 - 3:30pm

Tuesday, February 25th
Clinician group: 8am - 9:30am virtual group (via Zoom/phone)
Mothers’ virtual group: 12pm - 1:30pm (via Zoom/phone)

Location: Antelope Valley, Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

To participate, please RSVP with our research consultant Kendra Smith, PhD at by February 21st.

***Refreshments and incentives are provided to participants



Mothers' group           Community Based Organizations group           Clinician group           Mothers' Virtual group