What is L. A. HOPE?
L. A. HOPE is a population-based survey
project sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The survey serves as a data collection tool for maternal interviews for
the Los Angeles County Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Project.
Why should women participate in
L. A. HOPE will help us to improve
services for women, infants, and families. To help us better understand
and meet the health needs of Los Angeles County mothers and babies, we
need each mother selected to answer the questions.
How does MCAH thank women for
As a way of saying thank you and
expressing our sympathy, women that are sent the survey also receive a
gift certificate from a local grocery store.
Will women's answers be kept
Yes-all answers are kept completely
private to the extent permitted by law. We will not ask women for their
names, the names of their doctors, or the names of their hospitals.
Is the survey available in
Written copies of the survey are
available in English and Spanish. Interviews in other languages can be
taken over the telephone.
How can I obtain the results of
If you would like us to send you the
results of the survey, please tell us using the
Contact information, or go to
What if families need help, have
questions, or need grief and bereavement resources?
See the Grief Resources page on this
site, or call us at (213) 639-6457.
How can providers help with the
L. A. HOPE Project?
Women who suffered a fetal or infant loss
7 to 9 months may receive a L. A. HOPE survey in the mail. We are asking
all providers who work with bereaved families to encourage them to
complete the survey and return it to us.
The L. A. HOPE Providers
The L. A. HOPE
Providers Brochure (Spanish)