2023 California Black Birth Equity Summit: Uniting for Healthy and Thriving Black Families

2023 California Black Birth Equity Summit: Uniting for Healthy and Thriving Black Families

The California Black Birth Equity Summit is convened by a coalition of birth equity experts, public health leaders, clinicians, researchers, and advocates from across the state.

Date: August 28-29, 2023

Location: The California Endowment

1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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For more details, please visit the event website.


Join Black birth equity leaders and stakeholders from across California as we come together for actionable solutions and meaningful collaboration to support healthy and thriving Black families.

The 2023 California Black Birth Equity Summit will elevate and celebrate the numerous policy, program, research, and innovation advancements since the 2019 Summit. This year’s Summit will be one of the largest gatherings of leaders and stakeholders in California dedicated to advancing Black birth equity and justice. The hybrid convening (virtual and in-person) will raise awareness, build capacity, and highlight sustainable strategies to eliminate racial inequities and mitigate their impact. The Summit program will feature expert dynamic keynote speakers, interactive concurrent sessions, strategic planning for policies and programs impacting Black families, meaningful dialogue, and networking opportunities.


*Elevate Black-led solutions to advance birth equity and justice in California
*Build capacity to implement programs, policies, and care solutions for Black families
*Elevate actionable strategies to advance birth equity and justice
*Compile program and policy recommendations for healthy and thriving Black families
*Provide critical updates on policies and programs impacting Black families
*Disseminate research and innovations
*Deepen collaboration and partnerships


The Summit is for stakeholders invested in improving perinatal health for Black birthing families and eliminating racial inequities in birth outcomes. The intended audience includes perinatal health clinicians, nurses, midwives, public health professionals, advocacy experts, health care leaders, community-based organizations, doulas, birthworkers, mental health professionals, health plans, philanthropists, professional organizations, researchers, lactation professionals, community advocates, health care students, and Black families.


The Summit will have a hybrid format with in-person and virtual/live stream sessions. In-person registration is limited and expected to sell out quickly. Only keynote, plenary, and select concurrent sessions will be live streamed. Summit organizers will select live stream concurrent sessions based on attendee interest and registration demand. There is no on-site registration for in-person attendees. In-person registration will end August 18th and virtual registration will end August 27th.

Questions? Please contact mashariki@cablackbirthequitysummit.org