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Black Infant Health Program

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Black Infant Health Program

For more information phone 619-542-4039 or send us an email

 

Purpose

The San Diego County Black Infant Health (BIH) program provides services to African-American pregnant women.  The BIH program works to ensure that African-American babies are born healthy and have the opportunity to grow into healthy children.

Goals of the Program

  • Empower women, build resilience and reduce stress
  • Promote healthy behaviors to support health, wellness and relationships
  • Promote healthy relationships and enhance bonding and parenting skills
  • Connect women with medical, social, economic and mental health services
  • Engage communities to raise community awareness and mobilize community action to support BIH efforts and improve conditions for African-American women and their families

Facilities where this Service is Offered

Black Infant Health
4725 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92102
Phone: (619) 266-7466

Black Infant Health - North County
3375 Mission Ave., Suite F
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 730-5078

About the Black Infant Health Program

County’s BIH contractor, Family Health Centers of San Diego, provides direct BIH services in specific zip codes in San Diego County.  Pregnant African-American women benefit from the program by becoming empowered to make positive choices in their life, not only for themselves, but for their families and communities.    

San Diego County BIH program flier

BIH Services Include:

  • Prenatal and postpartum group classes
  • Assistance with Medi-Cal, Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM), and Healthy Families applications
  • Help in finding prenatal and well child care
  • Case management, social support, and health education
  • Referrals for emergency food, clothing, housing and more
  • Referrals to Public Health Nursing and other resources for pregnant women

Eligibility

  • Pregnant African-American women

All BIH services are at no cost.  

Resources and Links

   

For more information phone 619-542-4039 or send us an email.