Healthy Start, Healthy Families

Healthy Start Case Management

Some pregnant women may be at risk of poor birth outcomes such as premature delivery, delivery of a baby with low or very low birth weight, or infant death. These conditions may be the result of psychological and/or social factors affecting the mother and her family, as well as the mother's own risky behaviors, which may include alcohol and substance abuse.

Healthy Start Program

The Healthy Start Program identifies the needs of at-risk pregnant women and helps them to have healthier babies. Nurses conduct home visits and provide case management services in order to link families with needed resources and care. In addition, families receive instruction on self-care, the prevention of conditions that contribute to poor birth outcomes, and counseling about healthy behaviors. The Healthy Start Program also serves children under the age of two who may develop chronic or disabling conditions because of biological, psychosocial, or behavioral risk factors. To learn more about these services, view the Healthy Start Brochure (Spanish Version), or call 301-883-7230

Infant at Risk Program

The Infant-at-Risk Program serves high-risk mothers and infants, with a special focus on pregnant and parenting teens, premature infants, female substance abusers and HIV positive women. Nurses conduct outreach and coordinate services with other agencies to help clients establish and maintain good health practices. To learn more about available services, view the Infant-at-Risk Program Brochure (Spanish Version), or call 301-618-2464.

The Children and Parents Program provides comprehensive addictions, mental health, rehabilitative and case management services to pregnant women and women with children. This is an intensive, year-long program that requires a strong commitment from participants. Call 301-817-3250.

Last Updated: July 2015