New Haven Healthy Start
70 Audubon St
New Haven CT 06510
Contact Information
Address 70 Audubon St
New Haven, CT 06510-
Telephone (203) 777-2386 x
Fax 203-776-3872
E-mail kharris@cfgnh.org
Mission
New Haven Healthy Start is a program that helps pregnant women and mothers deliver healthy and happy babies. Its primary goal is to reduce the infant mortality and morbidity rate in the City of New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Another goal is to eliminate ethnic and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
New Haven Healthy Start is focusing its efforts in the African American population, in which the infant mortality rate is higher than any other race in New Haven. The program looks at all factors influencing birth outcomes, including racial and ethnic health disparities. Research shows that there are significant racial and ethnic health disparities in New Haven: the Black infant mortality in New Haven is 2.5 times the rate of White infants, paralleling that of the US.  By targeting the leading causes of infant mortality, low birth weight and prematurity/pre-term birth, New Haven Healthy Start has been successful in addressing infant mortality for more than a decade.
 
 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director *See CEO Comment Field
Board Chair Natasha LaButhie-Rivera
Board Chair Company Affiliation MOMs Partnership
Financial Summary
 
Statements
Mission
New Haven Healthy Start is a program that helps pregnant women and mothers deliver healthy and happy babies. Its primary goal is to reduce the infant mortality and morbidity rate in the City of New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Another goal is to eliminate ethnic and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
New Haven Healthy Start is focusing its efforts in the African American population, in which the infant mortality rate is higher than any other race in New Haven. The program looks at all factors influencing birth outcomes, including racial and ethnic health disparities. Research shows that there are significant racial and ethnic health disparities in New Haven: the Black infant mortality in New Haven is 2.5 times the rate of White infants, paralleling that of the US.  By targeting the leading causes of infant mortality, low birth weight and prematurity/pre-term birth, New Haven Healthy Start has been successful in addressing infant mortality for more than a decade.
 
 
Background New Haven Healthy Start was an outgrowth of the work of the Commission on Child and Infant Health, which was convened by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in 1985. The Commission was formed to address the high infant mortality and morbidity rates in New Haven and was a collaboration between health officials, community leaders and child care advocates. Its work provided the base for The Community Foundation’s application for federal funding for a Healthy Start program in New Haven. Since receiving its first Federal grant in 1997, the New Haven Healthy Start team has successfully implemented all core services for a federal Healthy Start program.
Impact
  • Since 2002, NHHS has served 13,348 pregnant women and 7, 446 infants by providing them with care coordination services;
  • Healthy Start program participants have better birth outcomes than the broader community as measured by infant mortality rates and incidence of low birth weight babies. The overall infant mortality rate among program participants from 2005 to 2009 was 3.7 deaths per 1,000 live births (the average yearly IMR from 2005 to 2009 is 3.8), while the 2008 rate for the city of New Haven was 15.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. The percentage of low birth weight infants born to program participants during 2009 was 6% compared to 11.1% of births to New Haven residents in 2008

The program was awarded a fourth round of federal funding in 2009 and is currently focused on:

  • reducing New Haven’s remaining health disparity in infant mortality;
  • increasing its emphasis on a multi-pronged outreach strategy;
  • strengthening connections with new community resources; 
  • enhancing case management capabilities for working with women at high-risk of poor birth outcomes. (Special outreach will be made to teens, the homeless, and those who lack insurance coverage and who have had previous poor birth outcomes).

     

  • Needs

    New Haven Healthy Start knows that one of the best ways to support pregnant women, mothers and their babies to ensure healthy birth outcomes is to create a strong support network in their community. If you are a New Haven neighborhood resident, you can help at-risk moms and their babies by joining the Baby Buddy Program.

    Service Categories
    Primary Organization Category Health Care / Public Health
    Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community Coalitions
    Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Alliances & Advocacy
    Areas Served
    Ansonia
    Bethany
    Branford
    Cheshire
    Derby
    East Haven
    Guilford
    Hamden
    Lower Naugatuck Valley
    Madison
    Milford
    New Haven
    North Branford
    North Haven
    Orange
    Oxford
    Seymour
    Shelton
    Shoreline
    Wallingford
    West Haven
    Woodbridge
    New Haven Healthy Start serves clients residing in the Greater New Haven region, focusing on New Haven.
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

    New Haven Healthy Start is a program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. For more information about The Community Foundation, please view its profile on giveGreater.org.

     

    Programs
    Description

    New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS) provides outreach and care coordination services to approximately 1800 women annually. Since inception, it has provided services to more than 20,000 pregnant women and infants through partnerships with maternal and child health care providers such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hospital of St. Raphael, Hill Health Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center and New Haven Family Alliance. Everyday, NHHS provides a continuum of improvements to a fragmented maternal and child healthcare system using a comprehensive care coordination model. Among other things, the model includes case management and outreach services and a Consortium that meets six times a year to discuss issues affecting maternal and infant health in the City of New Haven.

    Population Served / /
    CEO/Executive Director
    *See CEO Comment Field
    Term Start Jan 1999
    Email kharris@cfgnh.org
    Staff
    Number of Full Time Staff 3
    Number of Part Time Staff 1
    Number of Volunteers 35
    Number of Contract Staff 0
    Staff Retention Rate 100%
    Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 2
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian 1
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0 0
    Staff Demographics - Gender
    Male 2
    Female 2
    Unspecified 0
    Senior Staff
    Title NHHS Program Director
    Title NHHS Consortia Coordinator
    Title NHHS Quality Services Manager
    Title Administrative Assistant
    Comments
    CEO Comments
    New Haven Healthy Start is a program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Staff members (listed above) manage the implementation of the federal Healthy Start grant, which funds the program. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven serves as the fiduciary and provides oversight for New Haven Healthy Start. For more information about The Community Foundation, please view its profile on giveGreater.org.
    Board Chair
    Natasha LaButhie-Rivera
    Company Affiliation MOMs Partnership
    Term Jan 2012 to May 2014
    Board of Directors
    NameAffiliation
    Mark Abraham DATAHaven
    Willette Barnett Department of Social Services
    Rosa Biaggi Department of Health CT State
    Eileen Cain Yale New Haven Hospital
    Neva Caldwell Community Resident
    Kara Capone New Haven Home Recovery
    Betty Cardoza Dwight
    Ida Carr Farnam Family Support Center
    Gabrielle Chango Hill Health Center
    Maria Damiani City of New Haven, Department of Health
    KellyAnn Day New Haven Home Recovery
    Patricia DeWitt Yale New Haven Hospital
    Jill Diloto Community Action Agency
    Amanda Durante City of New Haven
    Toni Ellis University of Connecticut
    Joanne Goldblum The Diaper Bank
    Brenda Harris Farnam Family Support Center
    Kim Johansen Elm City
    Erin Jones March of Dimes
    Brian Karsif
    Tirzah Kemp BOOST
    Wanda Malave NHHS Outreach Worker
    Latoya McCrea Elm City
    Loria Morrison Hospital of St. Raphael
    Clara Nixon Mothers for Justice
    Libby Ptrotzman Columbus House
    Heather Reynolds
    Jennifer Rivera New Haven Health Department
    Dr. Megan Smith
    Florene Spann Community Resident
    Barbara Tinney New Haven Family Alliance
    Bruce Trammell
    Snow Turner Community Volunteer
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 16
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 14
    Hispanic/Latino 4
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 4
    Female 30
    Board Co-Chair
    Vincent Tinnerello
    Company Affiliation Department of Children and Families
    Term Sept 2013 to May 2014
    CEO Comments
    New Haven Healthy Start is a program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The all-volunteer Consortium and Perinatal Partnership members (listed above) operate as the management and governance arm for the program, which is funded by a federal Healthy Start grant. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven serves as the fiduciary and provides oversight for New Haven Healthy Start. For more information about The Community Foundation, please view its profile on giveGreater.org.
     
     
    Financials
    Fiscal Year Start 0
    Fiscal Year End 0
    Projected Revenue
    Projected Expenses
    Documents
    Form 990s
    Form 9902013
    Form 9902012
    Form 9902011
    Form 9902010
    Form 9902009
    Form 9902008
    Audit Documents
    Audit2013
    Audit2012
    Audit2011
    Audit2010
    Audit2009
    Audit2008
    Detailed Financials
    Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Total Revenue$49,800,638$54,294,041$55,633,157
    Total Expenses$27,279,866$26,320,880$22,219,021
    Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    $21,763,689$17,910,009$35,371,689
    Government Contributions$769,136$900,000$1,125,295
    Federal--$900,000--
    State------
    Local------
    Unspecified$769,136--$1,125,295
    Individual Contributions------
    ------
    ------
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$27,267,813$35,484,032$19,136,173
    Membership Dues------
    Special Events------
    Revenue In-Kind------
    Other------
    Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Program Expense$23,117,438$22,011,575$19,147,526
    Administration Expense$2,484,027$3,089,811$1,740,514
    Fundraising Expense$1,678,401$1,219,494$1,330,981
    Payments to Affiliates------
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.832.062.50
    Program Expense/Total Expenses85%84%86%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%4%
    Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Total Assets$416,295,565$363,752,780$328,153,067
    Current Assets$15,080,330$12,790,395$22,456,606
    Long-Term Liabilities$552,145$540,560$507,418
    Current Liabilities$2,893,625$3,242,652$4,064,833
    Total Net Assets$412,849,795$359,969,568$323,580,816
    Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --The Community Foundation of North West Connecticut $2,697,687Department of Health & Human Services (NHHS) $900,000
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts $2,500,000 --
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Solvency
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.213.945.52
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Capitial Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Comments
    CEO Comments

    The financials on this profile are those of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, which serves as the fiduciary for the New Haven Healthy Start program. In 2010, The Community Foundation was the recipient of a grant from the Department of Health & Human Services ($1,197,000) to administer the New Haven Healthy Start program. For more information about The Community Foundation, please view its profile on giveGreater.org.

    Foundation Staff Comments
    All financial data is based on 990s and audited financial statements.
    1. In previous 3 yrs fiscal data the 'Other Revenue' includes Unrealized Gains/Losses and Organization Endowments
    2. In previous 3 years fiscal data 'Foundation and Corporations' also includes individual contributions.
    Address 70 Audubon St
    New Haven, CT 06510
    Primary Phone 203 777-2386
    Contact Email kharris@cfgnh.org
    CEO/Executive Director *See CEO Comment Field
    Board Chair Natasha LaButhie-Rivera
    Board Chair Company Affiliation MOMs Partnership

     

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