HPP’s Wellness Center Director Nancy Frappier was honored with a Community Partner Award at the San Francisco Black Infant Health Program’s 20th Annual Afrocentric Family and Life Conference. Nancy has worked tirelessly in partnership with the SFBIHP to improve black infant birth outcomes. Her commitment to ensuring that all babies receive an equal start at life inspires us every day.
Nancy had these words to share: “We have made great strides in reducing the rate of Infant Mortality in California. However, African American babies still die and are born too early and with very low birth weights at a much higher rate than other groups. We are being challenged to think creatively, to draw on the strength and history of the African American experience to make fundamental improvements in these birth outcomes. Receiving this award is a great honor. It provides an opportunity for all of us to work together so that all babies have the same chance of being born healthy, full term and ready to thrive.”