Healthy Women, Healthy Families (HWHF) uses a multi-pronged approach to improve maternal and infant health and reduce disparities in birth outcomes, particularly in African American communities. The initiative provides outreach, education and case management services to high-risk families and women of childbearing age in South Jersey. For the region’s two urban centers of Atlantic City and Camden, there is a special focus on lowering black infant mortality. Provided through HWHF, African American women in these municipalities have access to free doula services and breastfeeding support.
Working collaboratively with community partners throughout the region, the Cooperative expands the reach of the HWHF initiative. Community partners offer county-level activities that focus on providing high-risk families and women of childbearing age access to resource information and referrals to community services that promote child and family wellness. Below is a list of community partners and their services.
To learn more, email HWHF@snjpc.org.
Prenatal and Baby and Me yoga classes, childbirth education and breastfeeding support are being offered at The Leadership Studio.
Nutrition workshops are being provided by the Burlington County Community Action Program.
Weekly breastfeeding support groups are being held at The Neighborhood Center for African American women who live in Camden City.
Prenatal yoga classes, childbirth education and breastfeeding support are being offered at The Village.
Cape May County
Pregnancy support groups are being held at the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro Community Center.
Post-Delivery Kits are being provided by FamCare to new moms after giving birth.
Prenatal education sessions are being provided by Stand Up for Salem.