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.

New Haven Healthy Start Programs

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

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Maternal-Child Life Course Approach ›

To curb the epidemic, preventing obesity in early childhood and eliminating existing ethnic/racial disparities in its prevalence must be a strong health priority.

Albert L. Haasis Fund: A Friend to Boys ›

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.

The Myrna & Arnold Baskin Fund ›

supporting local programs that aid women and girls

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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: Heather Reynolds ›

Lecturer in nursing in the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty program and the Minority Student Coordinator at Yale School of Nursing; Chair of NHHS Perinatal Partnership

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How can we help?

Natasha Ray, MS

Program Director New Haven Healthy Start

203-777-7087

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