New England Healthy Baby Collaborative is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit that provides a support system for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote a healthy, safe, and nurturing home environment.
Transform Society so that all infants thrive in a safe home environment and achieve lifelong health and well-being.
Respect, Integrity, and Excellence are the foundation principles of our daily work with families, communities, and donors.
Frequently asked questions about our Nurse Visitation:
How do we help families?
Families with medically fragile infants or infants at-risk for health instability are referred to NEHBC from area hospitals, pediatricians and local agencies. Families receive visitation free of charge in their own home by registered nurses who specialize in newborn health. In addition to medical teaching and support, nurses connect families with needed resources in the community.
Who is eligible ?
NEHBC currently serves families and their babies in Windham County, CT and must meet one of the following criteria:
Teen Mothers-19yo or younger
Babies who are medically fragile (born premature, spent time in NICU, babies with health concerns, failure to thrive or substance exposed.)
Mothers who have intellectual, medical or mental health challenges that may influence the ability to care for their newborn.
How long are services provided?
We initiate services typically within 48hrs of referral so we gather a baseline of health as soon as possible. We continue services based on evaluated needs and our collaboration with your infants health care provider. Most families are served anywhere from a few visits to up to two years.