Bronx Healthy Start Spotlight

Bronx Healthy Start Partnership

 

Contact

Bronx Healthy Start Partnership
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, New York, 10461

718-430-8620
Fax: 718-430-8816
bxhealthystart@einstein.yu.edu 

 

Free, voluntary, and confidential medical and social services for pregnant women and their families

Bronx Healthy Start 

The Bronx Healthy Start program works to ensure that expecting and postpartum moms and babies up to the age of two are healthy, safe and thriving. Healthy Start Program uses case management as the core service connecting mothers and their families to free and confidential screening and referral to medical services, voluntary home visitation and resources. The goal of the program is to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant and maternal morbidity and mortality. As a federally-funded program, Healthy Start also seeks to preserve continuity of care and reduce disparities for women, children and families.

Participants in the Bronx Healthy Start Program are directly connected to a wide variety of services.

  • Access to prenatal and postpartum care 
  • Medical home for well women visits 
  • Access to well-baby visits and childhood immunizations 
  • Assistance with Health insurance enrollment 
  • Referrals to WIC services & SNAP 
  • Family planning assistance and interconception care 
  • Parenting skills and Centering Pregnancy & Centering Parents 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Safe Sleep and Cribs for baby 
  • Links to local resources for jobs, child care, counseling and education

The program is community based strategy of HRSA Maternal Child Health Bureau and works collaboratively with a network of community-based organizations to achieve improved birth outcomes and strengthen health care infrastructure in the Bronx.
This program may be for you if:

  • You are of reproductive age 
  • You are pregnant 
  • You are a Mom or Dad with a baby younger than 2 years old 
  • You need health insurance 
  • You live in the Bronx neighborhoods of Community Districts 4, 5, 7, or 11

Healthy Start Services
Free, voluntary, and confidential.

Partners
Bronx Healthy Start Partnership (BxHSP) is a collaboration led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and community healthcare partners.

About BxHSP 

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