Awards & Honors
Sacramento County continually wins awards, honors and recognition for its innovation, dedication to protection of the people and the environment, outstanding building and design, use of technology and more.
Black Child Legacy Campaign Nationally Recognized
On March 2,
The National Association of Counties Health Steering Committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of the
Sacramento County Black Child Legacy Campaign. The campaign is aimed at reducing deaths of African American children by 10 to 20 percent by the year 2020 in Sacramento County. Over the past six years of the community-driven movement, it has shown promising results at reducing black infant mortality and is quickly becoming a model to address the on-going challenge of disparate childhood death rates. On Jan. 29, the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team that includes the
departments of Child, Family and Adult Services,
Probation as well as
First 5 Sacramento went before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to present a
report of the FY 2017-2018 progress of the Black Child Legacy Campaign. Those in the countywide initiative shared that in three of the four leading causes the rate of child deaths in the African American community has decreased due to County investments. Learn more about the
Black Child Legacy Campaign.