There has been a continuing partnership with the Solano County Health and Social Services Department. This partnership is to provide child care or supervision for infant and children as their parents attend the Black Infant Health Program’s prenatal and postpartum groups. Each group series is 10 weeks. Trained professional staff assist the parents and BIH staff. African American babies die at 2-3 times the rate of Caucasian babies.
New Dawn Vallejo provides support to help mothers have good birth outcomes and assist to reduce the infant mortality rates. The BIH participants receive information on infant care, parenting, and medical conditions during pregnancy, advocacy and self-empowerment techniques. The goal is to reduce the infant mortality rates and improve access to healthcare.