In partnership with Fresno County’s Perinatal Equity Initiative, Voices for Birth Justice: Fresno will raise awareness of the racial inequities in infant mortality in Fresno County. Led by Community Champions, this campaign will truthfully represent what’s happening in our communities and provide a platform for people to share their stories.
The Community Champions workgroup strengthens the voices of the communities most heavily affected by infant mortality and preterm birth, building trust and enabling a high-impact awareness campaign. Our Community Champions are mothers, fathers, sisters, extended family members, and professionals, all of whom have experienced infant mortality or a family member affected by preterm birth. Because lived experience matters.
Black Infant Health is a unique program that provides support within a culturally affirming environment, honoring the unique history of African American women. Black Infant Health aims to help African American women have healthy babies. Our weekly Sista’ Talk Circle sessions help women access their own strengths, build social support, reduce stress, increase empowerment and set health-promoting goals for themselves and their babies.
A terminal diagnosis or the death of a baby is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through. You don’t have to go through this experience alone. Angel Babies is here to provide the special kind of support you and your family need. Angel Babies offers a perinatal program designed for families whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a terminal condition, offering support during pregnancy and providing ideas for creating loving memories. Services are available for babies who survive after birth and are in need of special care. This program assists families to both welcome and enjoy their baby and, when necessary, to say goodbye and includes access to our pediatric hospice team if necessary. Angel Babies services are also available for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or other infant death.