Members in Action Case Study: Nurturing Healthy Moms and Babies

Yale-New Haven Hospital | New Haven, Conn.


As the leading health care organization in Greater New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) demonstrates its longtime commitment to families – especially mothers and children – by providing a variety of wide-ranging programs. Working within our diverse urban surroundings, YNHH partners with parents to support healthy children through initiatives both within the hospital and out in the community. These initiatives include:

  • Me & My Baby – Provides essential services for uninsured pregnant women and their children to age 5. This program has been in operation since 1989, the only one in the state to continue operation after grant funding ceased in 1994.
  • Healthy Start – In conjunction with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, offers uninsured pregnant women and children to age 2 free medical care. This program has been in operation since 1997.
  • Pediatric Dental Center – Provides comprehensive and urgent dental care for children up to age 18. This program has been in operation since 2004.
  • Supplemental Infant Program (SIP) – Offers low-income postpartum mothers who are not breastfeeding additional formula beyond that provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. This program has been in operation since 2008.
  • School-Based Health Centers – Brings comprehensive medical and mental health services directly into eight area schools. This program has been in operation since 1994.

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