The Healthy Women Healthy Families (HWHF) Initiative works toward improving maternal and infant health outcomes for women of childbearing age and their families, while reducing racial, ethnic and economic disparities in those outcomes through a collaborative coordinated community driven approach through the use of Community Health Workers and Central Intake Hubs.

Community Health Worker

NDFSC’s Community Health Worker identifies and enrolls women and their families in their appropriate care and personalized support. Services include vital information about reproductive health, individual support plans, and informational workshops. We work closely to make sure enrolled women are connected with local resources in the community to meet their needs. We also provide breastfeeding and centering support.

Maternal and Child Engagement

Our goal is to build a community for preconception, inter-conceptional and postpartum women in order to mitigate maternal and infant deaths before age one. We foster relationships by promoting maternal and child engagement. We host a series of Community Baby Showers, Holiday Giveaways, and Mommy & Me Play Dates and Groups.

Services Provided

New Destiny provides outreach, screening/referral, and case management using a strength-based approach to promote maternal well-being and healthy infants. We collaborate with the Partnership for Maternal Child Health and are also funded by The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.