First 5 Sacramento funds a variety of programs to ensure pregnant mothers access and utilize important health, dental, vision and mental health services.​

Pregnancy Sup​​port Services

So much important child development happens during pregnancy and getting regular check-ups is critical to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. There are pregnancy mentoring programs to support expectant African American mothers. Services include:

  • Home Visits
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Transportation
  • Tips and tools for a healthy pregnancy
  • Ways to de-stress
  • A personal coach and confidant
  • Support during and after the pregnancy

WellSpace Health - Healthy and Empowered Families, 916-737-5555 ext 8764​

Black Mothers​ United​, 916-558-4809

Education Cam​​paigns

County wide efforts are underway through educational campaigns focusing on Infant Safe Sleep and healthy pregnancies and births.​

  • Safe Sleep
    Alone, Back, Crib! Find out how parents can get education on safe sleep.
  • Sac Healthy Baby​
    Visit this one-stop website and get connected with services that will help you along the pregnancy journey.​

​Wha​t We Do

Increasing access to and the utilization of health care services through personalized one-on-one education and support.

​Why We Do It

Regularly using health care will help promote healthy pregnancies, births, and young children. Potential health challenges can significantly impact a child's ability to develop, grow, and learn.


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Linda Fong-Somera, Health Program Planner, (916) 876-7386