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.
Consortium Meeting Schedule
Consortium meetings are still occurring virtually via Zoom. Regular meetings take place the third Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Our Men's Consortium meets on the 4th Thursday of the alternating months (February, April, June, August, October, December) from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; in December, the group will meet a week earlier than usual due to the holidays.
If you would like to join either of the consortiums or have any questions email Cynthia.
In the News
To curb the epidemic, preventing obesity in early childhood and eliminating existing ethnic/racial disparities in its prevalence must be a strong health priority.
In 1947, Albert L. Haasis left a gift of $101,000 to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to be used for broad charitable purposes including what is now known as the New Haven YMCA – Friends of Boys.
supporting local programs that aid women and girls
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: