Fresno County’s Black Infant Health Program is hosting a Sista’ Care Preterm Birth Workshop from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 6 at The Lighthouse for Children Community Living Center, 2405 Tulare St.
The free workshop will cover about premature birth, low birth weight and infant mortality – health disparities that particularly affect pregnant African American women. In Fresno County, African American babies are more likely to be born too early and too small and are more than three times as likely as Caucasian babies to die before their first birthday.
The Sista’ Care Preterm Birth Workshop will provide participants with information on ways to improve birth outcomes and information about available programs, including how the Black Infant Health Program can help African American women improve their chances at delivering healthy, full-term babies.
Refreshments will be provided, as well as child care. Parking is available, but seating is limited. For more information about the event or the Black Infant Health Program, please call Erica Alexander at (559) 600-1021.