Input sought for Long Beach Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

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Do you want to know more about the state of maternal and child health in Long Beach? Do you want to give input on future plans for addressing maternal and child health needs? If so, you are cordially invited to a Community Forum entitled “Helping Long Beach Mothers and Babies be as Healthy as Possible”.

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) is conducting its Maternal and Child Health (MCH) community needs assessment. This is done every 5 years in order to identify how our city is doing in areas such as the availability of prenatal care, the rates of premature and low birth weight babies, insurance coverage, breastfeeding, overweight and obesity, and teen pregnancy. As part of this assessment it is vital that we hear from community residents regarding their thoughts on what the priorities for improving maternal and child should be for the next five years.

If you are interested in providing input, your presence at the community forum would be appreciated. The forum will take place on Tuesday evening, April 29, at the LBDHHS’ Family Health Education Center at 3820 Cherry Ave, from 6-7:30 pm. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.

For more information, contact Pam Shaw at (562) 570-4208 or

Please RSVP to or 562-570-7901.

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