Mississippi State Department of Health

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies of Mississippi
Case management program for high-risk pregnancies


Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies of Mississippi is a care management and home visiting program for expectant moms and infants. We work with families and communities to help ensure that all Mississippi moms and babies have safe birthing experiences and healthy infant development.

A Healthy Mississippi
Transforming Generations: One Mother, One Baby, One Family at a Time

Services We Provide

The Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program provides a multidisciplinary support team to assist moms and babies in all 82 Mississippi counties who have identified health risks. The HM/HB team may help with:

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible for Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies services if you or your infant (up to 1 year of age) have certain conditions that put your pregnancy or the health of your infant at risk.

Mothers may qualify if conditions exist that put their pregnancy or the health of their baby at risk. Conditions include:

Infants may qualify if they have certain medical conditions as well. These include:

Our risk screening will look for these and other conditions that can qualify you or your baby.

What is Your Role?

This is a voluntary program. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to:

  • Participate in your plan of care and attend appointments with the HM/HB Primary Nurse Care Manager and your care management support team
  • Provide a working contact number for your care management team to reach you.
  • Keep your care management team up to date about appointments with other healthcare providers.
  • Let the care management team know if you are having any problems with your pregnancy or baby.
  • Ask questions to help us better serve you.

How to Get Our Services: Contact and Referral

You can contact our program directly to if you think you may qualify, contact a county health department near you, or call 601-576-7463. You can also be referred for our services by a medical professional or other source.

Write to us

Want more information about the program, or to see whether you are eligible? Send us a note with the form below.

Information and Resources

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For more information about the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies of Mississippi program, or to see whether you qualify for services, contact your county health department, or call 800-721-7222 (601-576-7463). Write to the program at HM.HB@msdh.ms.gov

For more information about MSDH's Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Your input is important. We want to hear from you about maternal and child health needs, the MCH Block Grant, and programs in Mississippi. Take a moment to share your comments, ideas and concerns with us.

Links referenced
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Referral forms and services    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,735,html
Resources for parents    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/41,14505,106,86.html
Regional resource guides for expectant and parenting youth    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/41,24785,106,86.html
Healthy pregnancy    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,14505,106,86,html
Healthy baby: care and development    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,14505,106,86,html
Fathers-to-be    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,14505,106,86,html
Family Planning Waiver    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,1459,107,html
Find a county health department near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Referrals and referral services    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,735,html
Professional knowledge    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,14504,106,86,html
More about Text4Baby    http://www.Text4Baby.org/
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
HM.HB@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:HM.HB@msdh.ms.gov
Send us a message online    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/41,0,375.html

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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