Support for Black Families
Black Infant Health (BIH) envisions a community where Black families thrive and live healthy, joyful, connected lives! We give Black and African American parents personalized pregnancy and parenting support from people who look like them!
Black nurses and community health workers provide ongoing support like:
- Mentorship, emotional support, and health education.
- Postpartum nursing visits.
- Monthly peer support groups.
- Links to services during pregnancy and infancy.
- Help with applications and paperwork.
- Help with school and work goals.
- Advocacy for social and healthcare providers needs.
Do you identify as Black? Are you pregnant or parenting an infant younger than 1? Join Black Infant Health!
Centering community and provider voices
Black Infant Health focuses on community engagement by centering community and provider voices and educating the community on health issues.
We convene a network of community and faith-based partners, healthcare and service providers, and other stakeholders to collaborate, advocate, and share best practices.
Are you a provider who works with Black families? Email Amanda Jones to join our network.
Reducing disparities in health outcomes
Our policy and system change efforts aim to reduce systemic factors that cause disparities in health outcomes. To do this we:
- Advocate for racial justice policies.
- Seek to improve the social, economic, and environmental conditions that influence Black health outcomes.
How we help Black mamas
Making a difference in Pierce County
- Family and professional resources.
- We partnered with University of Washington, Tacoma and asked Black/African American mothers to share their birth stories. Learn about birth experiences of Pierce County Black/African American women.
- BIH publications: