Black Infant Health Program


Description

The Black Infant Health Program provides service to American-born African-American women for the purpose of eliminating the disproportionate rate of African-American infant mortality in the Sacramento community. African-American women experience two-and-a-half times the rate of infant deaths than other racial and ethnic groups in our community.
 
The Black Infant Health Program provides a support group intervention that encourages empowerment and social support in the context of a life course perspective. In addition, social service case management is provided to ensure access to community and health-related services. The services provided in the Black Infant Health Program are done in a culturally-relevant manner that respects the woman’s beliefs and cultural values while promoting overall health and wellness. The support group session will cover the following topics:
 
  • African-American History
  • Understanding and managing stress
  • Resources and services in the community
  • Myths vs. medical facts related to pregnancy
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Fetal development/danger signs of early labor
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting styles
  • Baby safety
  • Postpartum depression and baby blues
  • Nurturing touch and its impact on bonding
  • Intimate relationship issues including improving communication
  • Sexual health
  • Planning for your future/goal setting
 

To Qualify

​The Black Infant Health Program is established through funding from the California Department of Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program.  Program services are provided to pregnant African-American women, 18 and older, residing in the County of Sacramento.  Pregnant teens are referred to appropriate teen mother programs.  For more information, call the Pregnancy Referral Program toll-free at 1-888-824-BABY.

Cost

​Not Applicable

Contact Information

9616 Micron Ave Suite 670
Sacramento
CA
95827
(916) 875-2229
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