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Black Infant Health

Black Infant Health (BIH) is a case management program for African American pregnant women & mothers. BIH is implemented through a subcontract with Brighter Beginnings. The program is designed to modify individual and environmental risk factors associated with infant morbidity and mortality as well as to increase community awareness and mobilization to respond to problems of perinatal health.

Who is Eligible for BIH?

BIH serves African American pregnant women and mothers, over the age of 18, who reside in East and West Contra Costa County. The program also provides support and parenting skills groups for new fathers as part of the BIH Role of Men Program.

What Services Does BIH Provide?

Program services are provided by Family Health Advocates and include:

  • Assistance in applying for Medi-Cal, TANF, WIC and other services,
  • Development of individualized plans for each client to receive perinatal and postpartum care, pediatric services for their children, and access to mental health, housing, and employment services,
  • Assistance to alleviate transportation barriers in attending prenatal, WIC, and pediatric appointments
  • Support groups and health education,
  • Client tracking and follow-up to assure timely prenatal care, and
  • Networking and public education to accomplish individual and community change.

How Can a Woman Access BIH Services?

Most services are provided in the home. Walk-in or call to apply.

BIH Locations

West County
Brighter Beginnings
2727 MacDonald Avenue,
Richmond, CA 94804
510-236-7346 fax