Mississippi State Department of Health

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies of Mississippi Programs


Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi Programs offer a variety of supportive care and home visiting programs tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, and families. Each care management program is voluntary. Availability varies across the state.

Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi

The Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of MS (HM/HB) program is a support program for pregnant women and their babies less than one year old. This program partners with patients, communities, and medical providers to provide enhanced access to health care, nutritional and psychosocial support, home visits, and health education.

Support and Care Coordination

The Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi program, formerly known as PHRM/ISS, also provides a multidisciplinary support team to assist moms and babies who have identified health risks. The HM/HB team may help with:

  • Finding a medical home for mom and/or her baby
  • Identifying family and community supports
  • Referrals for services such as Medicaid, food stamps (SNAP) and WIC
  • Referrals for family planning, mental health, transportation, housing, medical services, childcare, employment services, and breastfeeding assistance
  • Health information such as preparing for the hospital, postbirth warning signs, postpartum depression, caring for baby, infant safety, and healthy infant development
  • Nutritional information

Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby: Help for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

If you are 19 or younger and pregnant or have a new baby, we have free health services that can benefit you and your baby.

How to Enroll

You can qualify for the MSDH Pregnant and Parenting Teens program if you are 19 or younger, pregnant or have a child younger than 1, and you are in high school or would like to re-enroll to work toward a diploma or GED. To enroll, you can contact:

All services in this program are free.

How You Benefit

How Your Baby Benefits

The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program for pregnant and parenting teens is supported by grant number SP1AH000038-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health, pregnancy Assistance Fund. Content described is solely the responsibility of MSDH and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

Links referenced
COVID-19 and Pregnancy - 3 Steps to Stay Safe    https://www.acog.org/womens-health/infographics/covid-19-and-pregnancy-3-steps-to-stay-safe
COVID-19 Vaccines for People who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
10 Telehealth Tips for your Ob-Gyn Visit    https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/womens-health/files/infographics/10-telehealth-tips-for-an-ob-gyn-visit.pdf?la=en&hash=A6393FB4AFD3E0D440FADE9A08A649F7
Watch full-size »    https://youtu.be/FX6bYX6gbGA
Find out more about PHRM/ISS    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,html
county health department near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Stages of pregnancy    http://www.parenting.com/pregnancy/stages-of-pregnancy
Breastfeeding    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html
Pregnancy: Before, during and after    http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/
Unplanned pregnancy    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-get-pregnant/unplanned-pregnancy
Prenatal care and tests    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/prenatal-care-tests.html
Body changes and discomforts    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/body-changes-discomforts.html
Pregnancy complications    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/pregnancy-complications.html
Labor and birth    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/labor-birth.html
Newborn care and safety    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/newbon-care-safety.html
Birthing, breastfeeding, and parenting classes    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/birthing-parenting-class.html
Find out how a doula can help    https://www.safebirthjxn.org/doulas
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html
Bathing an Infant    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000020.htm
Crib Safety Tips    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5030.html
Health care for baby    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/health-care-baby.html
Making your home safe    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/make-home-safe.html
Circumcision    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/circumcision.html
What your baby will need at the hospital    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Things you'll need to transport your baby    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Infant care items    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Things you'll need as your baby gets older    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html
Brothers United – Safe Sleep Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdZ6p2aiJA
Brothers United – Breastfeeding Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CQ2mdKt19YmdKt19Y
Brothers United – A Father's Breastfeeding Journey (video)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpoIZ_SgFfU
How the Law Plays a Role in the Lives of Young Parents    https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/sites/default/files/legal-issues-paf.pdf
Text4Baby: Dads Matter    https://partners.text4baby.org/index.php/miscellaneous/374-dads-matter
Fatherhood.gov    http://Fatherhood.gov

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