Pregnancy or Post Support2018-12-24T05:42:39+00:00

Pregnancy or Post Support Resources

The Black Infant Health Program provides services to American-born African American women for the purpose of eliminating the disproportionate rate of African American infant mortality in the Sacramento County community. African American women experience two-and-a-half times the rate of infant deaths compared to other racial and ethnic groups in our community.

The Black Infant Health Program provides a support group 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 by 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 Black Infant Health Program is established through funding from the California Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program. Program services are provided to pregnant African American women, 18 years and older, residing in Sacramento County. Pregnant teens are referred to appropriate teen mother programs.

Contact Us:1-888-824-BABY or 916-875-6158
For call the Pregnancy Referral Program toll-free at 1-888-824-BABY

Support group sessions 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

Black Infant Health Program Focus

Black babies die at three times the rate of the general population in the first year of life. Babies die because they are born too soon and too small. The mission of these Black Infant Health Programs is to improve birth outcomes and health disparities affecting African American women and their infants. We address contributing factors such as chronic stress, social isolation, racial inequities and economic hardship.ering from an anger disorder.