The 10th Annual Contra Costa County African-American Community Baby Shower for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and expectant fathers, grandparents and siblings will take place on Saturday, August 27.
Parents and family members are invited to a “Drive-thru Community Baby Shower” Saturday, August 27, 2022. Zoom celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by Shower Drive-thru from 12 – 2 pm in the city of Pittsburg.
Program with free food, health and education resource tables and incentives
A More Excellent Way Health Organization and community partners are inviting African-American pregnant & breastfeeding women and expectant fathers to the Virtual and Drive-Thru “More Excellent Way Community Baby Shower” August 27, 2022.
The Zoom celebration is from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by the Drive Thru Health Fair from 12 pm – 2 pm, at John Buckley Square Park, 515 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg during National Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
This event has received funding from John Muir Health. It is free of charge, and will include Zoom health and education workshops and a drive-thru health and resource fair that will include incentives, and free food. The baby shower will assist the couples in accessing prenatal, safety and other health care services and essential supplies.
Black babies die at twice the rate of other babies before they reach their first birthday. African-American women die at 3 times the rate of any other race from preventable labor and delivery complications. Improving the pregnancy and birth outcomes of African–American women continues to be a goal of A More Excellent Way Health and several collaborating agencies. We aid Contra Costa County families by promoting the importance of early and culturally humble prenatal care, safety and community support to improve their pregnancy outcomes.
The event will be socially distanced and in compliance with all the CDC Covid-19 guidelines.
“A More Excellent Way Health Community Baby shower” will be held free of charge Saturday, August 27, 2022. Zoom celebration from 10:00 to 12 p.m. and Shower Drive-thru Health Fair from 12 until 2 p.m. at John Buckley Square Park, 515 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg.
For more information, contact A More Excellent Way Health director, Monique Sims, at [email protected] or call(707) 319-7489.