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African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage

Words of Wisdom and Strength from Our Elders 

This Black Infant Health elders’ digital story project embraces African American Community members 85+ years share stories of struggles, challenges, and victories throughout their lives.   
 

Ties That Bind​​​​​

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The Project is a Powerful and Emotional Advocacy Instrument ... ​

that is a combined effort of the BIH Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Public Health Department (PHD) providing outreach to the African American community at large, regarding current racial and health equity issues (i.e. Racism and Stress) by promoting health. The videos are a strength-based empowerment tool to encourage all women and their families by exemplifying stories of “resilience” and “wellbeing” through the lens of our ancestors to move beyond any limitations or barriers and to help find the inspiration to manage and evolve from stressors in their life.  

A demographic study of this county’s African American community has been paved the way for a new health center, Roots Community Health Clinic.​

​Click the images to view each video.​

 

Santa Clara County Black Infant Health Program
1993-B McKee Rd.
San Jose, CA 95116

(408) 937-2270
Last updated: 5/2/2019 1:05 PM