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Healthy Start at UH

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Healthy Moms. Healthy Families. 




Healthy Start is a national program that helps improves the lives of mothers, infants, and families before, during and beyond pregnancy. Through coordinated care case management, home visits and outreach and education Healthy Start seeks to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, increase access to prenatal care and remove barriers to service. Houston has high rates of infant and maternal mortality with black mothers being most at risk.

Clients referred to UH Healthy Start will receive in-home case management services and will be navigated through health care and community resources based on eligibility and need.

Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. 




  • Non-pregnant but of childbearing age, pregnant, postpartum and parenting (child is under 18 months)
  • fathers residing in one of the 10 zip codes are eligible for fatherhood education and referrals from our fatherhood involvement coordinator
  • Lives in one of the following zip codes: 77004,77016, 77021, 77033, 77035, 77047, 77067, 77088, 77091,77093

Or Either:

  • You received no or late prenatal care during current or previous pregnancy
  • You have experienced previous complicated pregnancy or related maternal health complication


Check out this video on Healthy Start at UH      blackdadholdingnewborn.png

The Maternal Health Equity Research and Training Center, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.    



Call us TODAY for more information: (713) 743-5500 Or email: hsi@Central.UH.EDU

If you would like to enroll yourself or refer someone to the Healthy Start at UH program, please CLICK HERE. Please include at least a first name and phone or e-mail so one of our outreach staff can follow up.                                                                                  

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Meet the Team 


McClain Sampson, PhD, LMSW- Principle Investigator

Reiko Boydreikoboyd.jpg, PhD - Data Integrity Specialist

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Eulalia Gillum - Program Director

Kimberly Taylor-Branch

Kimberly Taylor-Branch - Clinical Nursing Staff

Yvette Hill

Yvette Hill - Program Manager & Case Management Supervisor 

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Keyonna Tompkins - Community Action Network Manager

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LaSondra Keys - Coordinated Case Manager

Morgan Holomon

Morgan Holomon - Coordinated Case Manager

Robyn Kedede

Robyn Kebede - Outreach Coordinator/Coordinated Case Manager

Donald Jenkins- Fatherhood Coordinator