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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology
 

Harris Healthy Infant Program (HHIP)

To benefit young children in Colorado & New Mexico


The Harris Health Infants Program

​The Harris Healthy Infant Program (HHIP) is a new program initiatve, being funded through a new 2-year award from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (press release). Its goals are to promote early childhood mental, physical, and socal well-being for vulnerable, underserved young children and their families by:

    • Increasing acess to integrated healthcare services for medically fragile young children
    • Optimizing babies' first food experiences by enhancing mother-infant relationships and supporting families facing challenges with feeding, sleeping, and crying
    • Building the capacity of early childhood professionals
    • Promoting awareness of young child well-being using early childhood mental health (ECMH) approaches

HHIP services and activities will create access to high quality healthcare for underserved young children and promote high quality nutrition through breastfeeding management and support across Colorado and New Mexico. Through these services and activities, HHIP specialists will support parents and healthcare providers in cultivating loving, nurturing relationships between young children and their caregivers.

The four HHIP goals and how they will be achieved:

 
Access
Bonding/Nutrition
Training
Awareness

 

The HHIP Team