Gathering for GLORY Conference
April 20, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

South Sacramento Christian Center Church
7710 Stockton Blvd.

Where Faith Meets Action to Prevent Child Deaths

This conference will bridge the wisdom, perspectives and experiences from the faith-based community to those in Sacramento County communities working to reduce African American child deaths. Hosted by the Black Child Legacy Campaign, Gathering for GLORY will include inspirational keynote speaker Dr. Michael Brandon McCormack, panel workshops and presenters, as well as a vendor fair. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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The registration fee is waived for group registrations of 10 or more. Download the group registration form.

Scholarships and volunteer opportunities are available! Contact us for information.

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Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths

The Steering Committee is a community-driven body of dedicated individuals working to reduce deaths among African American children by between 10 percent and 20 percent by 2020 in Sacramento County.

The Committee was established by a resolution of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in June 2013. Its ultimate charge is to provide coordination and oversight of efforts, create a strategic plan, monitor implementation, evaluate, and report on progress toward reducing the disproportional number of African American child deaths. The Steering Committee’s efforts focus on four issue areas:

  1. Homicide Related to Child Abuse and Neglect
  2. Third Party Homicide
  3. Deaths Related to Perinatal Conditions
  4. Infant Sleep Related Deaths


In 2011, Supervisor Phil Serna convened the Blue Ribbon Commission on Disproportionate African American Child Deaths. Alarmed that in Sacramento County African American children die at very disproportional rates compared to other children, the Commission was an effort to activate the Sacramento community and engage resources to do something about it.


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RAACD discussed on KVIE Public Television’s Studio Sacramento

Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet Hewitt appeared on KVIE Public Television’s Studio Sacramento with host Scott Syphax and Dr. Nicole Clavo to discuss efforts of the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths. Watch the program on the KVIE web site.

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Meeting Information

The Steering Committee meets bimonthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Sierra Health Foundation. Steering Committee meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Calendar

2017 Steering Committee Meeting Calendar

2017 Full Meeting Calendar

Meeting Materials

Steering Committee Meetings

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