About National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is a non-profit, self-help, service organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and education concerning prenatal health issues, particularly preventive health habits for pregnant women and their families. Established in 1990, this national coalition has over 100 members, representing national voluntary organizations, health professional organizations, and the federal government. This service group is organized into several working issue committees: adolescent pregnancy, breast feeding promotion, genetics, immunization, injury/violence prevention, oral health, and substance abuse. National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies assists the development of state and local Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies coalitions. The organization provides technical assistance and resource materials; develops networks for sharing information among groups concerned about improving the health of mothers and babies; and conducts quarterly membership meetings. It promotes maternal and infant health educational campaigns and conducts biennial national conferences for healthcare professionals and administrators.