Programs & Services

CWHA has served as an urban problem solver, creating innovative solutions to community issues with a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through building diverse partnership and grassroots leadership initiatives.

CWHA conducts programs that aim to improve the well being of individuals, to strengthen families and empower communities. These programs are uniquely designed to provide comprehensive, integrated, culturally appropriate and coordinated "one-stop" service.

Maternal and Child Health

  • Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (IMRI)
    IMRI was developed to combat the disproportionately high rates of infant mortality in New York City. CWHA is a regional coordinating body of the Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (IMRI) funded by the New York City Council. Through IMRI, CWHA coordinates city-wide efforts to improve the health of pregnant and postpartum immigrant women through research, conferences, trainings, and technical assistance for community providers.

  • Breastfeeding
    Caribbean Women's Health Association is implementing a new breastfeeding program at Urban Strategies Maternity Shelter in Brooklyn, New York. Through piloting the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's new breastfeeding curriculum, CWHA is able to provide pregnant women and new moms with vital information and resources through a series of breastfeeding classes. CWHA hopes to encourage preconception and pregnant women to breastfeed, as well as understand the significant health benefits for both mother and child through this important practice.

  • Text4Baby
    Caribbean Women's Health Association is pleased to announce its new role as a Text4Baby Coalition Partner. Text4Baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. As an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life through free text messages. Providers are essential in disseminating information about this free service to their patients and clients, since enrollment can only be performed by the recipient. Caribbean Women's Health Association is excited to be a part of such an innovative initiative.

    To enroll, text BABY to 511411 for English or text BEBE to 511411 for Spanish.

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