The African American Babies Coalition and Projects (AABC) is a group of African American community stakeholders which include educators, nonprofit and civic leaders, researchers, childcare providers, parents and grandparents and public health professionals, from across Minnesota who are committed to promoting the healthy development of African American babies. As of July 2020, the African American Babies Coalition and Projects is a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
The AABC started in 2005 with 21 African American women talking about where they would like to see the community focus in on and how to heal and bring awareness of brain development in young children. They started this on a campaign in 2017 and received Upper Midwest Academy Award PSA’s and since then the AABC and Projects became part of the Healthy Black Pregnancies team having four sites. The teams work with health care workers, childcare development of the baby and brain and successful outcomes for black and brown mothers who need to make sure they have healthy prenatal care and building pathways within the clinic and hospital workforce.