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 this survey?
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 participating?
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 private?
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 multiple languages?
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 the survey?
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.
Printing instructions: Please print the brochures double-sided with 8 ½"X11" letter-sized paper.