Minneapolis Healthy Start
The Minneapolis Healthy Start program, also known as the Twin Cities Healthy Start (TCHS) was established in 1991 to reduce infant mortality in communities that have high rates of infant deaths.
The Minneapolis Healthy Start program works in partnership with communities to address the medical, behavioral, and cultural needs of high-risk pregnant women in Minneapolis.
What We Stand For
The mission of Minneapolis Healthy Start is to reduce infant mortality and promote the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families.
Every woman enrolled in Minneapolis Healthy Start will receive home visits from a high trained case manager or public health nurse; mental health and other risk factor screening; help to obtain health insurance; assistance to coordinate medical appointments; prenatal, post-partum and parenting education; and support during pregnancy and for up to two years after the baby is born.
Healthy Start Events
Minneapolis Healthy Start provides intensive, in-home case management services to pregnant women who are at risk for poor birth outcomes. Every woman enrolled in the program receives:
- Home visits from a highly trained case manager or public health nurse
- Help with obtaining health insurance
- Referrals to community resources
- Prenatal, post-partum and parenting education
- Depression screening
- Health education
- Information on child development
- Assistance with coordinating medical appointments
- Support during pregnancy and for up to 2 years after the baby is born
Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network
The Minneapolis Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN) was formed to support the Healthy Start program and to provide guidance and resources.
To learn more about the CAN, visit here.
CAN Directory visit here.
Kristen Tharaldson, Healthy Start Coordinator
(612) 673-2622 (office)
(612) 930-9607 (cell)
The Family Partnership - North Minneapolis
Parent Advisory Group liaison
Name: Betsy Bartek
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1501 Xerxes Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA)
Clinical Director of Family Health
Name: Anna P. Mueller, RN, PHN, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Phone: 612-777-8458 (office), 612-998-5907 (cell), 612-617-4700 (main)
Fax: 612-331-5348 (for referral form)
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Mother-Baby Program
Name: Jesse Kuendig, LICSW
Phone: 612-873-HOPE (4673)
Email: [email protected]
The National Healthy Start Association Inc.
Division of Indian Work (DIW)
African American Babies Coalition (AABC)
Twin Cities RISE! - Minnesota Job Training Program
Employment - Health Care for the Homeless
WellShare International: Home
News & Articles
CDC: Infant Mortality
Doulas offer safety, cost savings, University of Minnesota study finds
Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy
Screening Depression in Adults - US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Oct 16, 2018