MINNEAPOLIS HEALTHY START

About Us

Baby in Play GraphicThe Minneapolis Healthy Start program, also known as the Twin Cities Healthy Start (TCHS) was established in 1991 to reduce infant mortality in communities that have high rates of infant deaths.

The Minneapolis Healthy Start program works in partnership with communities to address the medical, behavioral, and cultural needs of high-risk pregnant women in Minneapolis.

 

View the Minneapolis Healthy Start Brochure here.

Healthy Start Events

 

What We Stand For

Our Mission

The mission of Minneapolis Healthy Start is to reduce infant mortality and promote the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families.

Our Vision

Every woman enrolled in Minneapolis Healthy Start will receive home visits from a high trained case manager or public health nurse; mental health and other risk factor screening; help to obtain health insurance; assistance to coordinate medical appointments; prenatal, post-partum and parenting education; and support during pregnancy and for up to two years after the baby is born.

 Services

Minneapolis Healthy Start provides intensive, in-home case management services to pregnant women who are at risk for poor birth outcomes. Every woman enrolled in the program receives:

  • Home visits from a highly trained case manager or public health nurse
  • Help with obtaining health insurance
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Prenatal, post-partum and parenting education
  • Depression screening
  • Health education
  • Information on child development
  • Assistance with coordinating medical appointments
  • Support during pregnancy and for up to 2 years after the baby is born

Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network

The Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN) was formed to support the Healthy Start program and to provide guidance and resources.

To learn more about the CAN, visit here.

CAN Directory visit here.

 

Contact Us

Kristen Tharaldson, Healthy Start Coordinator

(612) 673-2622 (office)

(612) 930-9607 (cell)

kristen.tharaldson@minneapolismn.gov

 

 

 

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Key Partners

The Family Partnership - North Minneapolis

Parent Advisory Group liaison
Name: Betsy Bartek
Phone: 763-528-8839
Email: bbartek@thefamilypartnership.org
Address: 1501 Xerxes Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Web: http://www.thefamilypartnership.org/

Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA)
Clinical Director of Family Health
Name: Anna P. Mueller, RN, PHN, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Phone: 612-777-8458 (office), 612-998-5907 (cell), 612-617-4700 (main)
Fax: 612-331-5348 (for referral form)
Email: muellera@mvna.org or anna.mueller@hcmed.org
Web: http://www.mvna.org/family-health/

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
Name: Carmita McGlory
Phone: 612-543-2607
Email: carmita.mcglory@hennepin.us
Web: http://www.northpointhealth.org/medical/

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Mother-Baby Program
Program Coordinator,
Name: Jesse Kuendig, LICSW
Phone: 612-873-HOPE (4673)
Email: Jessica.kuendig@hcmed.org
Web: http://www.hcmc.org/birthcenter/familycenter/the-mother-baby-program/

Other Partners

The National Healthy Start Association Inc.
Web: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org/

Division of Indian Work (DIW)
Web: www.diw-mn.org

African American Babies Coalition (AABC)
Web: http://www.africanamericanbabies.org/

Neighborhood Healthsource
Web: http://www.neighborhoodhealthsource.org/

Twin Cities RISE! - Minnesota Job Training Program
Web: http://twincitiesrise.org/

Office to End Homelessness
Web: http://www.hennepin.us/your-government/projects-initiatives/office-end-homelessness

Employment - Health Care for the Homeless
Web: http://www.hchmd.org/employment.shtml

WellShare International: Home
Web: http://wellshareinternational.org/

Housing
http://www.hennepin.headinghomeminnesota.org/

Food
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

Health
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/mch/
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/mchepi/
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/
http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/topics/maternal/en/

Safe Sleep

MN SID Center: https://www.childrensmn.org/services/care-specialties-departments/minnesota-sudden-infant-death-center/

Continuing Education (CE) Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses

Safe Sleep Resources

10 Tips to keep your Baby Safe Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlajsM4m70Y&utm_source=EB&utm_medium=MayResources&utm_campaign=STSCommunity

 

 

Helpful links

http://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/
http://www.pregnancy.org/
 

News & Articles

CDC: Infant Mortality

http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/infantmortality.htm

Doulas offer safety, cost savings, University of Minnesota study finds

http://www.startribune.com/doulas-offer-safety-cost-benefits-university-of-minnesota-study-finds/365226191/

Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy

http://www.mytimes.com/2016/01/27/health/post-partum-depression-test-epds-screening-guidelines.html? r=0

Screening Depression in Adults - US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2484345

Fathers' Engagement in Pregnancy and Childbirth

http://www.medscapr.com/viewarticle/803467

How can fathers play a bigger role in pregnancy and childbirth?

http://www.thebuardian.com/healthcare-network/2012/mar/28/fathers-bigger-role-pregnancy-childbirth

 

 

 

 

 
  
  
  

      

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Last updated Feb 3, 2017

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