Healthy Start

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. Click here for more info.

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.

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant
  • 0 to 18 month old child (anyone with guardianship, custody, custodial parent)
LaCole (203) 387-7700 x248
Flor (Habla Espanol) (203) 387-7700 x256

The Black Maternal Health Project