Our Programs & Services
Our food distribution program, Māna ‘ai, focuses on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet postpartum. Amidst the global pandemic, food insecurity further affects this population with the immediate stay at home orders and reduction of many jobs. New moms are a particularly vulnerable population and Māna ‘ai assists in ensuring that low-income women in underserved communities continue to have reliable access to local nutritional food.
The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program™ is an evidence-based, smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco on the pregnant and postpartum population. Our program is successful in helping women quit smoking and stay quit, resulting in improved birth outcomes and long-term positive outcomes for women, children, and their families.
Mana Mama is a community-based midwifery model of care reaching people of Hawaii with a holistic approach during pregnancy and the baby’s first year and beyond. Clinical services are provided by our Hawaii State Licensed midwives and nurse practitioner. Mana Mama has lactation consultants on staff to help assist with any breastfeeding concerns you may have. In addition to clinical services, participants receive comprehensive phone support and referrals to resources and information, as well as referrals to HMHB’s other programs.
Who do you call when you have pregnancy or baby-related questions, but don’t know who to ask for help? Whether you are a new parent, trying to conceive, or an old-timer, having someone to talk to can make a huge difference in your own happiness. We work with individuals struggling with peripartum depression and anxiety, parenting, loss, pre-baby counseling, miscarriage, fertility issues, and special needs parenting. Call (808) 737-5805.
Piko Pals connects and empowers new parents of babies age 0-4 months to build their own village through facilitated discussions in an emotionally and intellectually safe environment. Piko Pals sets the stage for connection and friendship with peers in your community, so you can make lasting relationships to share and celebrate the joys and challenges of new parenthood.
Having a doula can help you have a more positive birth experience and transition into parenthood. HMHB’s Community Based Doula Program makes doula support accessible. The program’s design is specifically to help decrease disparities and improve outcomes for our communities of color in Hawai’i.
HMHB offers professional lactation services with two international board certified lactation consultants, available for phone, telehealth, and in person visits. We have a dedicated lactation office and are also available for home visits. HMHB staff and doulas have lactation education, and can provide breastfeeding resources and information.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai‘i (HMHB) was initially established as a statewide steering committee and became a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization in 1992. We are a local nonprofit agency that is part of a national network of organizations and individuals committed to improving Hawai‘i’s maternal, child and family health through collaborative efforts in public education, advocacy and partner development.
Today, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health, reaching an estimated 10 million health care professionals, parents and policymakers through its membership of over 100 local, state, and national organizations.
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