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
Black Maternal and Infant Health Letter of Support
Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health Brochure