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Healthy Women, Healthy Families

Healthy Women, Healthy Families (HWHF) uses a multi-pronged approach to improve maternal and infant health and reduce racial disparities in birth outcomes. 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, HWHF supports additional services that focus on reducing black infant mortality. Provided through HWHF, African American women in Atlantic City and Camden City have access to doulas services and breastfeeding support.

Working collaboratively with community partners throughout the region, the Cooperative expands the reach of the HWHF initiative. Partner agencies 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 partner agencies and their services.  

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Atlantic City

Prenatal yoga, childbirth education, breastfeeding support and Baby and Me yoga are available at The Leadership Studio

Burlington County

Nutrition workshops are offered by the Burlington County Community Action Program.

Camden City

Weekly health education sessions are offered by Rising Leaders Global in partnership with Amvi Niara.

Weekly breastfeeding support groups are held at The Neighborhood Center for African American women who live in Camden City.

Camden County

Prenatal yoga, childbirth education and breastfeeding support are available at The Village.

Cape May County

Pregnancy support groups are held at the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro Community Center.

Gloucester/Cumberland County

Post-Delivery Kits are provided by FamCare to new moms after giving birth.

Salem County

Prenatal education sessions are provided by Stand Up for Salem.