Designed to help pregnant women get the support and prenatal care they need during pregnancy. Mothers with high-risk psycho-social factors are targeted. It aims to reduce the high rates of infant mortality and improve birth outcomes among African Americans and American Indians in specific areas of Minneapolis. The program offers resources, baby supplies, education (both during and after pregnancy), support groups, bus tokens, assistance with transportation, and a variety of other basic needs. Services are coordinated through the Minneapolis Health Department and provided through MVNA, Northpoint Health and Wellness, and The Family Partnership.

For more information about the Healthy Start Program, contact Betsy Bartek at 612.294.2680 orĀ bbartek@thefamilypartnership.org.