Black Infant Health Practice Initiative
What is BIHIPI?
In 2007, the Legislature passed and Governor Charlie Crist signed House Bill 1269, creating the Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI), a statewide practice collaborative to address the issue of racial disparity in infant deaths in Florida. The purpose of this legislation is to determine the medical and social factors contributing to the elevated rates of death among Black infants in Florida and to develop community-based strategies and recommend policy changes at the local and state level to address the disparity.
To eliminate health disparities in black infant deaths in Florida