Hello BIH Family! As we end this year, we want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to the growth and continued prosperity of the Black Infant Health Program. That includes all our lovely participants and your network of support, our community partners, community members, and our wonderful staff. This has been a very eventful year for the Black Infant Health Program! In January we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual sportsfest and community celebration, in February BIH staff had the opportunity to travel up to Oakland to attend the Black Joy Parade, and in April we hosted our first-ever Infant Safety Luncheon in partnership with Falck Emergency Services. The ball kept rolling into the summer as we joined forces with the San Diego Association of Black Social Workers (SDABSW) to host both our 10th Annual Old School Fun in the Sun Celebration and the Mothers TEA (Teach, Empower, Educate). As September came along the program continued to expand. This fall we have welcomed nearly 50 families into the program! Going into the new year we will continue to offer 1:1 support, prenatal and postpartum groups, the Mocha Milk Breastfeeding Class, access to our Public Health Nurse, transportation assistance, and much more!
We are grateful for all the referrals we have received, the opportunities for collaboration and partnership in the community, the shared wisdom and experience of our families, and the advocacy and dedication from our leadership and staff. “I am because we are”. This program has persisted in serving Black Families for 30 years, because of this wealth of unity and fellowship.
We hope that we have become a part of your support network and have succeeded in making a positive impact on your year. We wish you a very Happy Holiday and New Year!
Black Infant Health