Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health
The purpose of the Black Infant Health Programs (BIH) is to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates and improve birth outcomes in the African-American community. Our goals also include increasing early prenatal care and connecting families to resources, parenting support, mental health and wellness services and breast feeding education.
Individual Services Offered:
- Help with finding a doctor
- Referrals to community health and social services
- Assistance with Medi-Cal and insurance for kids
- Public Health Nursing Services
- Mental Health and Wellness Services
- Home visiting and care coordination services
- Breastfeeding Education and Lactation Counseling
- Parenting classes and resources
- Peer Support groups for pregnant and parenting women
Community Services Offered:
- Black Infant Health Advisory Group.
- Black Infant Health Program Outreach and Community Service.
- Presentations/Trainings on the issue of poor birth outcomes and health disparities in the African American community.
Who is Eligible
Pregnant and parenting African-American women and their families, especially those at-risk of delivering a premature or low birth weight baby. Participation is voluntary; client confidentiality is respected.
How to Apply
Referrals accepted from individuals, agencies and the community. Apply by telephone at (650) 363-7850.
San Mateo County
Q: How can I help support a program like Black Infant
A: You can become more aware of the issues such as the importance of prenatal care.
From the Governor’s Office