My Healthy Baby connects pregnant women to family support providers in their own community. A family support provider offers free, personalized guidance and support to the woman during her pregnancy and for at least the first 12 months after her baby’s birth.
My Healthy Baby is a collaboration between the Indiana Department of Health, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). This initiative is building a network of services and support to wrap our arms around moms and babies to create healthier outcomes for both. It was established by House Enrolled Act 1007, which was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2019.
How to Become a Referral Partner of My Healthy Baby
If your organization is interested in receiving referrals from My Healthy Baby, the first step is to complete a short application. The application will reference:
Professional Development Opportunities for Family Support Providers
- Upcoming My Healthy Baby Learning Opportunities
My Healthy Baby is offering educational opportunities for perinatal home visiting staff. These will be presented in one-hour virtual meetings. At this time, no CEU’s are provided.
To receive notifications of upcoming learning opportunities, sign up to receive My Healthy Baby updates. Pick ‘Educational Opportunities for Home Visiting Staff’ as your group option.
- ECHO for Perinatal Home Visitors
ECHO Case Conferencing is sponsored by My Healthy Baby in partnership with the WeCare program of Marion County. These sessions are designed to offer ongoing learning opportunities on topics relevant to the perinatal home visitor. Topics change each month and ECHO Sessions are the first Monday of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
ECHO session recordings:
To view the recording of the last session, please use this link:
Missed a session? Find all previous sessions here:
- ECHO for Opioid Use Disorder
- My Healthy Baby Community Health Worker Modules
My Healthy Baby partnered with WeCare at the Regenstrief Institute to provide these online modules for staff to complete on their own. These modules were created for perinatal community health workers. Others who work in the perinatal home visiting field may also find the modules helpful, either as an initial introduction to the topics, or as a refresher for those with more advanced knowledge.
Please complete as many modules as you like. You will receive a certificate for each completed module achieving a pass rate of 80% or higher.
Please register for the online learning modules here: https://is.gd/home_visiting_modules.Once you complete the survey, you will be automatically directed to the Canvas enrollment instructions. *Note—Google Chrome and Firefox are preferred browsers.
The modules currently available include:
- Effective Patient Advocacy
- Birth Spacing & Family Planning
- Breast Feeding
- Mental Health
- Healthy Weight
- Substance Use
- Bereavement - coming soon
- Other Learning Resources and Opportunities