About the Black Infant Health Program
Within a culturally affirming environment and honoring the unique history of African American women, the BIH Program uses a group-based approach with complementary client-centered case management to help women develop life skills, learn strategies for reducing stress, and build social support. BIH clients participate in weekly group sessions (10 prenatal and 10 postpartum) designed to help them access their own strengths and set health-promoting goals for themselves and their babies. In addition to helping clients reinforce the skills and knowledge they develop in the group sessions, one-on-one case management ensures that clients are connected with the appropriate community and social services to meet their needs. Each woman culminates her participation in the program by developing her own individual Life Plan to guide her continued progress after BIH.
Who Is Eligible?
Pregnant African American women living in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, Pasadena, South Los Angeles, and South Bay areas of Los Angeles. See links in "How do I Enroll?" for specific zip codes.
How do I Enroll?
For locations and contact information, click here.
For individuals living in Long Beach, you can also click here.