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  • Black Infant Health Program

      Mother and BabyThe Pasadena Public Health Department Black Infant Health Program works to reduce health disparities experienced by African-American pregnant and parenting women, teens, families and infants.
      We provide information and health education to help pregnant and parenting African-American women and teens to make positive choices in their lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

    The program is conveniently located near the ARTS and MTA bus line stops.  We are next to the Pasadena Public Health Department's Prenatal Clinic, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program and an on-site health insurance enrollment and a Medi-Cal Eligibility office.  New mothers and mothers-to-be are able to make prenatal clinic appointments, get nutrition support and enroll in insurance within the same building. 

  •  Health Disparities:  An Unequal Balance of Health in Our Pasadena CommunityPregnant Woman with White Lily

    • African American babies are twice as likely to be born with a low birth weight than infants of other racial or ethnic groups.   
       
    • African-American babies are more than one and a half times more likely to be born prematurely than White babies. 
       
    • African-American women are four times more likely to experience life threatening health complications from pregnancy than White women. 
       
    • The Black Infant Health Program works with African-American pregnant women and mothers, so that babies are born healthy and well.
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  • Successful Outcomes for Black Infants and Mothers

    • The Black Infant Health Program has been in California and Pasadena since 1989.
    • The Program is located in counties and cities where over 75% of African-American infant births and deaths occur.
    • Statewide from 1997 - 2007, the Black Infant Health Program has covered almost 8% of California's African-American live births.
    • Pasadena is one of thirteen Black Infant Health Programs throughout the state of California.
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  • Program and Clinic Hours and Appointments

    Black Infant Health Program Hours for Walk-Ins and Appointments

    Patients can walk in Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    The Pasadena Public Health Department is closed every other Friday (please see calendar).

    To make an appointment, please call (626) 744-6155.

    Classes and Workshops

    The Black Infant Health Program offers classes and workshops about:

    • Breastfeeding
    • Caring for You, Caring for Your Baby workshop
    • Domestic violence prevention and resources
    • How to manage stress
    • Infant and toddler CPR
    • Social support and empowerment

    To enroll in a class or workshop, please call (626) 744-6155.

    Eligibility

    If you are an African-American woman in the greater Pasadena area and would like support, health education, assistance with getting insurance or other services in a fun and welcoming environment, please call us at (626) 744-6155 to get involved.  Receive a free gift for enrolling in the program.

    • Pregnant African-American women and teens are eligible.
    • Parenting African-American women and teens with babies who are less than 3 months old.
    • No fees for Black Infant Health Program services.
  • BIH Provider Partners & Advisory Committee

    The Black Infant Health Program partners with all healthcare providers in the community. 

    Our local Pasadena healthcare provider partners include:

    • Pasadena Public Health Department Prenatal Clinic
    • Dr. Gregory DeVore
    • Dr. Jonathan Tam
    • Dr. Babatunde Eboreime
    • Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP). 

    Join us in eliminating health disparities

    A community-based Black Infant Health Advisory Committee meets quarterly at the Pasadena Public Health Department to discuss current health disparity causes and create prevention strategies. 

    If you want to partner with us in improving birth outcomes for African-American women and infants, or for more information please call the Pasadena Public Health Department Black Infant Health Program at (626) 744-6155.

     

  • The Black Infant Health Program offers health education and health disparity awareness presentations across the Pasadena community. 

    Annual presentations and events include:

    • AIDS Service Center Health Fair
    • Pasadena Black History Parade & Festival
    • Pasadena City College's Young African-American Teen Conference
    • Passageways Health Fair

    Staff also present at faith-based organizations, community-based agencies and healthcare provider offices throughout the year.

    To attend an event, please see the Health Calendar for more information.

    To schedule a presentation, please call 626-744-6155.

  • Other Prenatal Services

    Prenatal Clinic Hours (Appointments Only)

    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm, closed every other Friday (please see calendar).

    To make an appointment, please call (626) 744-6125.

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program Hours

    The WIC Program has two locations to serve the Pasadena community.

    To make an appointment at either site, please call (626) 744-6520.

    Pasadena Public Health Department
    1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Second Floor, Rm 2129
    Pasadena, CA  91103

    Hours:  Monday & Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Villa Parke Community Center (for enrollment & appointments)
    363 E. Villa Street
    Pasadena, CA  91103

    Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed every other Friday (please see calendar).

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