Black Infant Health

The Black Infant Health (BIH) program ensures mothers have healthy pregnancies. Black Infant Health provides education emphasizing the importance of early and continuous prenatal care, well-child check-ups, breastfeeding, and timely and complete immunizations to ensure babies are born healthy and grow into healthy children. BIH works with other Santa Clara County services and programs to:

  • 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, and mental health services
  • Engage communities to raise awareness, and support BIH efforts to improve outcomes for African-American women and their families

Make a referral

Please submit a referral form by fax to refer a mom to Black Infant Health (BIH), or fill out a BIH Interest Card. ​​​

 ​​About BIH   

Though the goal of the BIH program is to reduce infant mortality, services have been expanded to target the needs of the entire family. This is done through a multidisciplinary team of public health nurses, mental health professionals, health educators, and family health advocates who provide comprehensive case management and other services to African-American women who are pregnant.

You can make a difference! Together, we can make a difference to help ensure that all babies are born healthy.

County of Santa Clara Black Infant Health Program

1993-B McKee Rd.
San Jose, CA 95116
P: (408) 937-2270
F: (408) 937-2291​

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