Healthy Families is a home-visiting program staffed by trained Family Support Workers that serves women during pregnancy and until their baby reaches five years of age. The program provides comprehensive home-based parenting education and support, child development screening and tools, and referrals to services for parents of newborns. Healthy Families promotes positive parenting skills and parent-child interaction to ensure optimal prenatal care, child health and development, and to enhance family self-sufficiency.
Health Families is shown to have important outcomes for both parents and children. This includes a 48% reduction in low birth weight deliveries among women who enroll before the 31st week of pregnancy, success in school, and positive parenting.
Healthy Families serves families in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Woodside in Queens.