Public Health Solutions’ Healthy Start program is a partnership with Sheltering Arms Healthy Families New York, Community Healthcare Network, the Nurse-Family Partnership, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Through this program we screen, refer, and provide quality services to pregnant women, parenting mothers and fathers, children up to the age of 18 months, and families.
The Queens Healthy Start Partnership specializes in outreach and referrals, the surest way to reach the most at-risk families and connect them to needed services. Our home-visiting, educational groups, fatherhood program, and referral initiative is a free service. We accept referrals for all pregnant and newly parenting fathers and mothers through a centralized screening process and match them to a home-visiting program that best meets their need and preferences. Our home visitors provide support and education on what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, child health and development, and parenting skills, among other topics.
New Fatherhood Program
Research indicates that children who feel a closeness to their father are 75% less likely to have a teen birth, 80% less likely to spend time in jail, and half as likely to experience multiple depression symptoms. By helping fathers to bond and care for their children, we are improving the health of vulnerable families as a whole. Our fatherhood program provides case management, group support and parenting classes to fathers who are eligible for the Queens Healthy Start Partnership. Healthy Start serves families in Long Island City, Jamaica-Southeast Queens and neighboring communities
Contact PHS’ Queens Healthy Start
149-18 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435