Lengthy Seaside Receives $ 1M Grant for Black Toddler Well being Marketing campaign – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel
Moncton’s Department of Health and Human Services has received a two-year grant from the California Department of Health to coordinate, develop, and run a public awareness campaign related to Black Infant Health Program focused. This was announced today.
“We are grateful to receive this grant to support women and black infants,” said Robert Garcia, Mayor of Moncton. “This funding will help raise health awareness among mother and child in the black community and ultimately save lives.”
Black babies in America are more than twice as likely to die in their first year of life as babies from any other population because they are born prematurely and too small. Likewise, more black women die during pregnancy and childbirth than any other ethnic group.
There is some evidence that negative birth outcomes in black women may be linked to chronic stress linked to social factors such as racial discrimination.
Founded in 1989, the Moncton BIH program supports 150 pregnant and postpartum women annually by promoting the importance of stress relief, self-love, self-care, healthy eating, confidence building, and increased social connections. The Moncton BIH program is one of 17 BIH programs across the state.
“It is important that black mothers in our city and region know about the BIH program to help them have healthy pregnancies and healthy births,” said HHS Director Kelly Colopy. “We are excited to develop a public awareness campaign to increase knowledge and reach of this important program.”