Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal and Child Health Division is where the health and happiness of mothers, children, and families are a priority. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning or raising a family, we have programs and services to meet your needs.
MIOP supports pregnant women and their families during pregnancy and early infancy. Through the program, expectant mothers receive essential prenatal education, counseling, and access to healthcare providers, ensuring a healthy pregnancy journey. MIOP also offers postnatal care and resources, including guidance on infant care and breastfeeding support. By collaborating with healthcare providers and community organizations, MIOP strives to address health disparities and promote the well-being of Hartford mothers, infants, and families.
Case Management and Home Visiting
For more information, please contact (860) 757-4820.
REACH is a program that helps make communities healthier by addressing differences in health and promoting fairness. The program works with Community Health Workers (CHWs) who play an important role in supporting individuals and families. CHWs are community members who provide education, resources, and support to help people make healthier choices. They work closely with the community and collaborate with organizations to address factors in the community that can affect health. Through their efforts, REACH aims to create positive and long-lasting changes that improve the well-being of everyone in the community.
The Family Wellness Healthy Start Program (FWHS) is a special program that focuses on helping expectant women, especially those from minority backgrounds, who live in Hartford. The program is designed to reduce stressful events so they can have a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby. After the baby is born, the program provides support by helping the family set and achieve personal goals. They also assist the family in connecting with community resources and accessing healthcare services.
Parent educators are there to support each family's specific needs. The program works with families until the child reaches 18 months old. Families that need more assistance will be referred to another program that helps families until the child reaches 6 years old.
WIC is a helpful program that provides nutrition assistance to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, and young children up to age five. Its goal is to promote healthy pregnancies, support the well-being of mothers and children, and improve nutrition. Participants receive food vouchers for nutritious foods, learn about healthy eating, get breastfeeding support, and receive referrals to healthcare and social services. WIC plays an important role in improving the health and nutrition of women, infants, and children, particularly those from low-income households.
If you have questions about the WIC program or inquiries about the Coventry Street WIC site, please call (860) 757-4780. Please call (860) 757-4860 for assistance with the Main Street site.