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Black Infant Health (BIH)

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Notice of Intent to Award: Updated Annual Allocations for the Black Infant Health Program for State Fiscal Years 2024/25 and 2025/26, issued April 19, 2024. Learn more

Black Infant Health (BIH) is a health equity program that offers individual and group support to pregnant and post-partum Black mothers and birthing people. BIH was created in recognition that anti-Black racism, social and economic stressors, and neighborhood conditions contribute to poor birth outcomes for Black mothers, birthing people, and infants. In California, and across the United States, Black mothers and birthing people experience some of the highest rates of life-threatening childbirth complications, deaths from pregnancy-related causes, and babies born too early or too small. The BIH program structure and strategies help participants enhance life skills within a culturally affirming and supportive environment that honors the unique history of Black women and birthing people. BIH seeks to impact not only participants themselves, but future generations of Black women, infants, and families.​



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