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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Tools that help parents and children center, ground and get in touch with feelings
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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.
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.
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:
Adult Primary Care Physician and Researcher at Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Care Coordinator for New Haven Healthy Start at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.
Director of Health at the New Haven Health Department.