New Haven Healthy Start awarded grants to the following organizations in 2016-2017:
- New Haven Health Department
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Hill Health Center
- Fair Haven Community Health Center
- New Reach, Inc.
- Christian Community Action, Inc.
- New Haven Family Alliance
Health Equity Summit
New Haven Healthy Start and the City of New Haven hosted national leaders on health disparities at the New Haven Health Equity Summit on October 22, 2015.
|16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher at the New Haven Health Equity Summit
Healthy families need healthy men
While health care spending is at an all-time high, the health system is failing young African American men, according to a March, 2015 commentary published in The Journal of American Medical Association. Co-authored by New Haven Healthy Start Director Kenn Harris and Boston Medical Center research physicians, the opinion piece offers analysis and recommendations for how the medical field can better meet the needs of African American men.
Since 2008, Natasha Ray, New Haven Healthy Start Core Services Manager, and physician researchers from the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (YRWJFCSP) have partnered on a series of research projects to address maternal health issues in New Haven.
An opportunity arose between these two long standing research partners to gain a greater understanding of and enhance the experiences of other community leaders (including other Healthy Start Programs) and university researchers in collaborative relationships.
The result is this guidebook
of best practices in community partnered research.
Did you know?
New Haven Healthy Start runs risk assessments among its mothers, including screening for depression, and collaborates with New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS). MOMS received a $2.5 million, five-year grant that pays for therapy groups at public housing, community ambassadors who facilitate empowerment groups, and a public awareness effort to undo the stigma that prevents mothers from seeking help for mental health.
You can support the work of New Haven Healthy Start by making an online contribution and providing new, disposable diapers to help New Haven Healthy Start families. For diaper drop- off information, please call the NHHS Program Assistant at 203-777-7086.