Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana health officials celebrated the completion of the My Healthy Baby program rollout, a statewide initiative designed to improve health outcomes for both mother and baby. Governor Eric J. Holcomb expressed pride in the program’s expansion across the state, emphasizing his commitment to ensuring the best health outcomes for all mothers and babies in Indiana.
Launched in January 2020, My Healthy Baby is a collaborative effort between the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), and Indiana Department of Child Services. The program connects pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid with free home visiting services and support in their communities during pregnancy and throughout their baby’s first year of life. To date, the program has referred over 12,000 women to local support programs such as Nurse-Family Partnership and Healthy Families.
State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, praised the successful implementation of the program in all 92 counties, attributing its success to partnerships at the state and local levels. Box expressed gratitude to legislators for funding the program and to home visiting providers across the state who make a difference for participating women.
Rusyniak highlighted the program’s focus on prevention and addressing needs such as nutrition, childcare, and substance use disorder treatment. Alongside My Healthy Baby, the Indiana Pregnancy Promise Program was launched to assist mothers in recovery and maintain sobriety.
Women eligible for My Healthy Baby can be referred by a provider or self-refer by visiting www.myhealthybabyindiana.com or calling 844-624-6667.