Giving Babies a Healthy Start

New Haven Healthy Start is a program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and an outgrowth of the work of the Commission on Child and Infant Health, convened by The Foundation in the mid 1980s. It is one of two Healthy Start programs housed at a community foundation in the country.

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Back to School Strategies and Techniques ›

Tools that help parents and children center, ground and get in touch with feelings

New Haven Healthy Start RFP 2020 ›

This request for proposal process has ended and a vendor has been selected

Family Support Magistrates Offer Guidance for Court-involved Fathers ›

New Haven Healthy Start hosts a judicial panel to help court-involved fathers and families better understand how the court system works and advocate for themselves.

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Healthy Families Need Healthy Fathers

While health care spending is at an all-time high, the health system is failing young African American men. A March, 2015 commentary published in The Journal of American Medical Association co-authored by former New Haven Healthy Start Director Kenn Harris and Boston Medical Center research physicians, offers analysis and recommendations for how the medical field can better meet the needs of African American men.

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Celebrating Black Champions 4 Health

During Black History Month, we celebrate the many people who are committed to New Haven Healthy Start and to securing a strong Maternal and Child Health system in our community and beyond. Learn more about these local champions and their outstanding work below #blackchampions4health:

Black Champions For Health: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith ›

Adult Primary Care Physician and Researcher at Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

Black Champions For Health: Whitney Woodhouse ›

Care Coordinator for New Haven Healthy Start at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.

Black Champions For Health: Dr. Byron Kennedy ›

Director of Health at the New Haven Health Department.

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Natasha Ray, MS

Program Director New Haven Healthy Start

203-777-7087

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