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Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (MIOP)

MIOP is a program that was created to help reduce infant mortality, infant morbidity, and the number of low birth weight babies in the City of Hartford. The MIOP program helps women of all ages, free of charge, and all information is kept confidential. We provide the best service to our clients by working with all the clinics in Hartford. Using neighborhood outreach workers, MIOP helps pregnant women by:

  • Making sure that all pregnant women register for prenatal care early in their pregnancy.
  • Home visits are made to provide health and nutrition education and support.
  • Making community presentations on pregnancy and other problems which concern women and children.
  • Following the health and development of the infants first year of life.
  • Providing emotional support when needed, and linking women to health and community agencies as required.

What is MIOP?

MIOP stands for Maternal and Infant Outreach Program. It is a free case management and home visitation program that has served the local Hartford community for over two decades with the goal of reducing infant mortality and low birth weight rates, as well as to improve the overall health and wellbeing of women, children, and their families.

Who is eligible?

Pregnant women living in the Greater Hartford area, as well as postpartum women with children under the age of 1 year.

How do I enroll?

Interested women can walk-in at 131 Coventry Street (Hartford, CT) or call the office at (860) 757-4820 to enroll in the program. Clinical providers may also refer patients to our program by filling out a referral form and faxing it to (860) 722-6101. Clients are considered officially enrolled in the program once an intake visit has taken place following the initial referral.

What does MIOP offer?

MIOP offers individualized health education, case management, social support, and referrals as needed.

Health Education: case workers will share relevant and accurate information about each pregnancy stage, as well as developmental stage of the infant to help mom and her family make informed decisions regarding their health and wellbeing.

Case Management: clients will partner with their assigned case workers to implement a plan to help her achieve her personal goals. Goals may extend beyond having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, to include things such as finding a job, going back to school, applying for health insurance, finding a new home, quitting smoking, etc.

Social Support: clients develop strong relationships with their assigned case worker, as they realize the degree of support they can receive from them over time. Additionally, MIOP will soon be implementing a group care option that will allow clients to connect with each other in facilitated group settings and build bonds with women who are in similar situations and stages of life.

Referrals: case workers will provide clients with referrals to third party agencies as needed and can provide assistance with applications completion, filing, and follow up. MIOP case workers are connected to a variety of local resources and organizations that can provide assistance to women and their families facing different social and health-related challenges.

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (860) 757-4769

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Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757.4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax:(860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax:(860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM