For Black women, racism as well as social and economic stressors play a major role in poor birth outcomes—babies born too early and too small.
Within a culturally supportive environment, and honoring the unique history of Black women, California Black Infant Health (BIH) aims to help women have healthy babies.
The California Black Infant Health (BIH) Program aims to improve health among Black mothers and babies by empowering pregnant and mothering Black women to make healthy choices for a brighter future.
Black or of Black ancestry
16 years or older
Pregnant or up to six months postpartum at the time of enrollment regardless of income.
Sisterhood Group Sessions
BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center is a County of Fresno BIH expansion site. Using the BIH framework, we implement a culturally affirming and evidence-informed care model. Participants of the BWPC Black Infant Health program meet, interact and build sisterhood with other Black women, on a weekly basis, for 10 sessions.
Group sessions are complemented with
client-centered life planning, goal setting and referrals to services for participants and their families. This powerful combination serves to help women enhance life skills, learn proven strategies to reduce stress and build social support. This approach not only supports current participants but future generations of Black women, infants and families.
Learn more about the California Black Infant Health Program.