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Partnerships & Collaborations

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) is a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health. HMHB reaches an estimated ten million health care professionals, parents and policy makers through its membership of more than 100 local, State and national organizations. Enhanced by a network of 90 HMHB State and local coalitions, HMHB acts as a catalyst for change and creates partnerships among community groups, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, businesses and government agencies. By promoting optimal health for mom and baby, HMHB works to strengthen families and build healthy communities.

Communication Vehicles: Members can subscribe to the HMHB e-mail news alerts including the weekly Monday Morning Memo and the Coalition Connector. Members receive updates on HMHB activities, Federal initiatives, model programs and HMHB member promotions through quarterly member mailings.

Membership: State and local HMHB coalitions work in their communities to promote maternal and infant health. They conduct educational initiatives, support policy and legislation, provide direct services and network to achieve their maternal and child health goals. They link health care providers, educators, policy makers, community leaders, parents and teens through a variety of activities designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of families. Each coalition varies in its programs to meet the unique needs of the State or community it serves. To find the HMHB coalition nearest to you, click on the map location of your choice at

There are several levels of membership available including organizational and individual memberships. For more information on membership, contact the HMHB membership office at 703-836-6110 or

Publications: Produces and provides professional and consumer educational materials on topic areas such as breastfeeding, immunization, adolescent health, maternal and child health and out-of-print materials. Some publications are available on the Web site. All of them are available in hard copy. Single copies are free, but bulk orders have a fee. Member discounts on all HMHB publications. Some publications are in Spanish.

Services: HMHB works with a variety of partners on a number of different programs, including projects on maternal and infant health, child and adolescent health, family health and community health. Also supports conferences and awards.

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
121 North Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-3470 (fax)