African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage

Words of Wisdom and Strength from Our Elders 

This Black Infant Health elders' digital story project embraces African American Community members of 85+ years, who share stories of struggles, challenges, and victories throughout their lives.   

Ties That Bind

The Project is a Powerful and Emotional Advocacy Instrument...

​that is a combined effort of the BIH Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Public Health Department (PHD) providing outreach to the African American community at large regarding current racial and health equity issues (i.e. Racism and Stress) by promoting health. The videos are a strength-based empowerment tool to encourage all women and their families by exemplifying stories of "resilience" and "wellbeing" through the lens of our ancestors to move beyond any limitations or barriers and to help find the inspiration to manage and evolve from stressors in their life.

A demographic study of this county’s African American community paved the way for a new health center, Roots Community Health Clinic: African/African Ancestry Health Assessment and Demographic Study (2015) from Santa Clara County​​.

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