Category: Maternal and Infant Health

Did you know NJ Kids Count data shows WIC participation is not where it should be?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Hannah Korn-Heilner, Policy Associate For more information on this topic, contact Hannah at By Olivia Carrara, Leontine Young Fellow For more information on this topic, contact Olivia at The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC, provides supplemental nutritious food to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum […]

Did you know there are only 80 doula service providers registered with NJ FamilyCare?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Diane Dellanno Policy Analyst For more information on this topic, contact Diane at Footnotes: Kenneth J. Gruber et. al., Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes, 22 J. Perinatal Education, 49, 50–51; National Partnership for Women and Families, Improving our Maternity Care Now: Four Care Models Decisionmakers Must Implement for Healthier […]

Blog: Black Maternal Health Is…

Posted 4/14/2023 By Rose-Anne Uwague, Parent Ambassador, ACNJ Parent Leadership Council Parent of three children ages 6, 8, and a newborn. Lives in Jersey City in Legislative District 31. Advocating for better breastfeeding policies and accessible quality child care. I used to think very black or white. It’s either this or that. Now, I am […]

Growing HealthySteps in New Jersey

HealthySteps is an evidence‐based program that serves both young children (0‐3) and their families in a pediatric health care setting. This approach is non‐stigmatizing and provides universal access, since nearly all young children regularly see a pediatric primary care provider.