Prenatal Care Coordination
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is the Prenatal Entry Agency for the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County’s Healthy Beginnings system of care. Through prenatal screening, assessment and linkage to services, we support pregnant women in need of prenatal care, health care navigation, medical payment source and other intensive social service needs to improve birth outcomes. Access to care, outreach education and social support of our pregnant families is the core of our work where local medical providers, public and nonprofit agencies are our greatest partners in accessing prenatal health services.
HMHB is honored to operate in a respectful, culturally competent and linguistically appropriate manner. Families are served at a location of their choosing for assessments and navigation services, are provided with staff who speak their language and can understand their culture as our team is comprised of culturally diverse individuals. Staff are required to take trainings on Cultural Bias, Cultural Competency, Health Equity, Race Equity and many topics that increase our ability to meet the family where they are for the services they need. Staff are trained to assist the deaf and hard of hearing as well as provided with training to become medical interpreters and translators.
With nearly 25% of pregnant women in Palm Beach County having little, late or no prenatal care, we are laser-focused on reaching areas of our community where there is higher incidence of low birth weight babies, premature deliveries and infant mortality. Our goal is to narrow the gap in racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes and ensure that every baby in Palm Beach County is born healthy.
Note: If you are a health provider and need to refer a patient to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, please download the Healthy Start Managed Care Organization Referral Form for Pregnant Women and Infants.
HMHBs Prenatal Care Coordination program is made possible with funding from Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Community Development Block Grant and United Way of Palm Beach County.