Black Infant Health Program

The Black Infant Health program exists to increase the chance of African American babies to have a healthy start in life.  We provide FREE counseling, social support, parenting education, and referrals to health services for African-American women who are 18 years or older, pregnant and parenting. The primary goal of the Berkeley Black Infant Health program is to reduce the number of low birth weight infants born to African American women in Berkeley, and increase their chances for a healthier start in life.

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The Black Infant Health Program is now located at 1900 6th Street, Berkeley, CA 94610


  -Our Heritage Is a Source of Pride
  -Preparing for Baby
  -Our Health, Our Babies' Health
  -Healthy Relationships
  -Turning our Challenges into Power
  -Developing a Life Plan for Your Future

Outreach Flyer (PDF) | Outreach Flyer (halfsheet) (PDF)

What makes a pregnant woman at risk for having a baby who is low birth weight?


Who is the program for?  African-American women who are 18 years or older, and pregnant or mothering a child between birth and 3 months at the time of enrollment.

Cost for services:  FREE                                                                                                         

Languages spoken:  English

Additional Information and Resources

Vera Casey Teen Parenting Program

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program 


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California Department of Public Health Black Infant Health

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City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Black Infant Health Program
1900 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 981-5110 (Phone)  
(510) 981-2391 (Fax)  
(510) 981-6903 (TDD)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM