Jamaica/Southeast Queens Healthy Start
Leadership: Marci Rosa, Senior Director, Maternal/Child Health; Poulette Brewster, Program Manager, J/SQHS
Who We Serve: Pregnant and/or parenting women who meet the home visiting eligibility criteria and risk assessment standard
Area Served: Jamaica and Southeast Queens
Contact Us: 718-704-5078
90-04 161st Street, Suite 207, Jamaica, NY 11432
Jamaica-Southeast Queens Healthy Start (J/SQHS) works towards eliminating disparities in perinatal health in Jamaica, Queens. A partnership with Healthy Families Jamaica, Nurse-Family Partnership Jamaica, and the Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council’s Case Management Program, J/SQHS accepts referrals of all pregnant and newly parenting women and through a centralized screening process, matches them to the home visiting program that best meets their needs and preferences. Voluntary home visiting and group services are available at no cost to qualified pregnant women and new parents who can benefit from additional support.
As the lead agency, Public Health Solutions manages a network of sub-contractors and partners that provide home-visiting services – NYC DOHMH Nurse-Family Partnership, Safe Space Healthy Families Jamaica, and Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council case management services – and overseeing the centralized intake system. J/SQHS also manages the Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN), a network of community members, both residents/consumers and organizations, that work together around a shared vision and goals to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in the community.