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Black Infant Health

The California Black Infant Health (BIH) Program has truly evolved since its inception in 1989 when the intervention was narrowly focused on ensuring that women received prenatal care. Today, the program is moving forward with an intervention strategy that aims to improve health among African American mothers and their babies by empo wering pregnant and mothering women to make healthy choices for a brighter future.
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Together, we can make a difference to help ensure that all babies are born healthy! Here in Santa Clara County, BIH strives to improve the problem of poor birth outcomes and health disparities in maternal and infant health by helping our women become empowered to make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their communities. Our goal is to help reduces stress,  build resilience, promote healthy behaviors and  increase social supports.

Read the Black Infant Health Issue Brief,  providing an overview of our BIH program Intervention purpose and rationale.
 

 

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hyperlink to African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage Month webpage

Visit the African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage Month​ ​web page for February events throughout the county and join us for "Gather at the Table" Professional Development Workshop ​and Meet the Authors Reception and Book Signing​

Meet our BIH team and learn more about no-cost services for mothers and their babies.


Santa Clara County Black Infant Health Program
1993-B McKee Rd.
San Jose, CA 95116
P: (408) 937-2270
F: (408) 937-2291
 
 
 
Last updated: 2/8/2018 3:32 PM