A Kern County community steering committee formed in February 2021, meeting monthly to address health and outcome disparities in black infants and mothers.


Progress Report 2022-June

(VIDEO) County Board of Supervisors Presentation


Official BIMHI website

The Black Infant Maternal Health Initiative (BIMHI) of Kern County is focused on a three-year strategic plan that includes three specific goals that address growing the number of Black health care professionals throughout the county, facilitating focus groups to support mental health of moms, and coordinating both public and provider awareness campaigns on maternal health disparities. Each of the goals, with a timeline and measurable outcomes, can be found in the progress report.

BIMHI is a partnership between the following organizations

Kern County Public Health Services Department is the convener of the Black Infant Maternal Health Initiative