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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 with children 18 months or younger 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
- You received no or late prenatal care during
or previous pregnancy current
- You have experienced previous complicated pregnancy or related maternal health complication
Check out this video on Healthy Start at UH
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
Dr. Jerry Roberson, PhD- Local Program Evaluator
Eulalia Gillum, LMSW - Program Director
Kimberly Taylor-Branch, RN, BSN- Maternal Clinical Practioner
Keyonna Tompkins - Community Action Network Manager
Zyishia Bailey, MPH - Program Manager & Case Management Supervisor
Shaquaya Frank - Outreach Specialist & Coordinator Case Manager
Raven Hicks - Outreach Specialist/Coordinator Case Manager
Janine Easton - Coordinated Care Case Manager
LaSondra Keys - Coordinated Care Case Manager
Elaine Huff - Coordinated Care Case Manager
Betsy Campos - Coordinated Care Case Manager
Cal Joubert- Fatherhood Involvement Specialist
Rachel Fulkerson- Research Administrator
Wen Xu- Research Analyst/Ph.D student