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    African American Community Baby Shower Celebrates Richmond Parents


    We would like to thank everyone who supported the 2nd Annual African American Community Baby Shower (AACBS) for parents living in the Iron Triangle and Greater Richmond area.  This event was the result of a partnership between the African American Health Initiative (AAHI) and Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative (BBK).

    This year, AACBS took place June 23, 10:30am-3:00pm at the Nevin Recreation Center and was an overwhelming success. It was attended by 124 mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other care providers interested in making sure their babies have a very healthy start. While there, families enjoyed networking, games relevant to parenting, dancing and each other. The 25 participating organizations, provided educational materials and workshops related to nutrition, physical activity, strategies for ensuing healthy baby and child outcomes, and a Men’s Involvement Group.

    Some key results from our participant survey:

    • 85% of attendees reported that the information provided by agencies was very good or excellent.
    • 85% of attendees reported that  the quality of the workshops were very good or excellent.
    • 90% either agreed or strongly agreed that the African American Baby Shower is a benefit to the West Contra Costa Community.
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