New Haven Healthy Start

What is New Haven Healthy Start?

New Haven Healthy Start strengthens the maternal and child health system for women and babies through its care-coordination service model. A child cannot be healthy or happy absent the presence of a healthy and happy mother.

Since 1997, New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS) has played a vital role in improving birth outcomes for pregnant women and mothers. Our mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in birth outcomes and to reduce the rates of infant/maternal morbidity and mortality in Greater New Haven. 

The project objective is to provide minority women within the New Haven area with services for expectant mothers, and mothers/fathers /guardians with children 18 months or younger. We support families through the entire pregnancy and after the child is born.

We provide a range of services including connections to medical and social services, breastfeeding support, parenting classes, and more. The core intervention strategies include outreach, case management, care coordination, home visits, health education, consortium development, and father engagement.

Services Offered:

  • Case Management
  • Home visits
  • Assistance with SNAP applications, CARE4KIDS applications, & Child Support Assistance
  • Assistance with Enrollment to CAANH Diaper Banks.
  • Referral to 24/7 Dad Parenting Class, Mental Health Resources, Oral Health Resources, Doula Services, Prenatal Care & Other Community Partners.
Eligibility Requirements:

Program requirements for the New Haven Healthy Start are as follows:

  • Pregnant, custodial parent, or guardian
  • Child must be 0 to 18-month-old
  • Lives in CAANH Catchment Area (New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, North Haven, and Hamden)
To Inquiry about the New Haven Healthy Start Program, please submit your inquiry below: