MULTNOMAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NORTH EAST HEALTH CENTER AND DENTAL CLINIC
HEALTHY BIRTH INITIATIVE (HBI)
The Healthy Birth Initiative program addresses two vital public health services: maternal-child health and reducing health inequity related to low-birth weight and infant mortality in the African American community. Services include home visits, health education, and support groups from pregnancy through the child's second year. Major focus is to involve the father or father figure in the health of the family. Also offers reduced-cost car seats, as well as certified assistance in installation.
5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Portland, OR 97211
Eligibility: Pregnant African American women who are less than 18 weeks gestation are eligible for home visiting services. Those over 18 weeks gestation are still eligible to participate in support groups and classes.

Reduced-cost car seats available to any African American family in the community.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 988-5558 Main phone
  • (503) 988-5182 FAX
  • (503) 988-3387 Main phone
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call for information and to register
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
TRAVEL/LOCATION INFORMATION: TriMet bus lines 6, 72
Services:
  • Child Passenger Safety Seats * African American Community
  • Home Based Parenting Education * African American Community
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups * African American Community
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs * African American Community
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MULTNOMAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NORTH EAST HEALTH CENTER AND DENTAL CLINIC