MINNEAPOLIS HEALTHY START
The Minneapolis Healthy Start program, also known as the Twin Cities Healthy Start (TCHS) was established in 1991 to reduce infant mortality in communities that have high rates of infant deaths.
The Minneapolis Healthy Start program works in partnership with communities to address the medical, behavioral, and cultural needs of high-risk pregnant women in Minneapolis.
Healthy Start Events
What We Stand For
The mission of Minneapolis Healthy Start is to reduce infant mortality and promote the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families.
Every woman enrolled in Minneapolis Healthy Start will receive home visits from a high trained case manager or public health nurse; mental health and other risk factor screening; help to obtain health insurance; assistance to coordinate medical appointments; prenatal, post-partum and parenting education; and support during pregnancy and for up to two years after the baby is born.
News & Articles
CDC: Infant Mortality
Doulas offer safety, cost savings, University of Minnesota study finds
Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy
Screening Depression in Adults - US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
A special program helps pregnant women combat depression, other mental health issues
Fathers' Engagement in Pregnancy and Childbirth
How can fathers play a bigger role in pregnancy and childbirth?
Minneapolis Healthy Start provides intensive, in-home case management services to pregnant women who are at risk for poor birth outcomes. Every woman enrolled in the program receives:
The National Healthy Start Association Inc.
Division of Indian Work (DIW)
African American Babies Coalition (AABC)
Twin Cities RISE! - Minnesota Job Training Program
Office to End Homelessness
Employment - Health Care for the Homeless
WellShare International: Home
Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network
The Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN) was formed to support the Healthy Start program and to provide guidance and resources.
To learn more about the CAN, visit here.
- The Family Partnership - North Minneapolis
- Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA)
- Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Mother-Baby Program
Kristen Tharaldson, Healthy Start Coordinator
(612) 673-2622 (office)
(612) 930-9607 (cell)
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Last updated Mar 25, 2016