Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI)

Did you know? 

In the United States:

  • Black babies are more likely than others to die before their first birthday. 
  • Black mothers are more likely to die while pregnant or shortly after birth. 

PEI is trying to change this with: 

  • public education on how the way history, culture, and institutions impact people of color, also known as structural racism
  • services to meet clients’ personal needs 
  • support to hospitals to improve care for Black mothers and babies

Who can get services?

Women who are: 

  • African/African-American
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Living in Santa Clara County

All clients get services at no cost, regardless of income. 

Public Health and Roots Community Health Center South Bay support Black families in Santa Clara County. They help families with healthy eating habits, exercise, managing stress, and getting health care. Learn how PEI works with community partners to empower women, connect to doula services, and provide local resources below.

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