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Hear From Your Peers: Fatherhood Programs: Assessing Readiness & Sustainability

May 14, 2015

This webinar highlighted the value of father inclusion and provide an overview of agency and program readiness to implement a sustainable fatherhood program or initiative. The Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS) opened the webinar with a description of the importance of father inclusion, expected outcomes, and Healthy Start funding implications. Participants then heard from three Healthy Start grantees, New Haven Healthy Start in New Haven, Connecticut; Magnolia Project in Jacksonville, Florida; and Strong Beginnings in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who shared their experiences and lessons learned during the assessment and implementation phases of their fatherhood programs.


Makeva Rhoden, MPH, CHES, Division of Healthy Start & Perinatal Services
Kenn Harris, New Haven Healthy Start
Tony Jolliffi, Strong Beginnings
Kyle Hinton, Strong Beginnings
Peggy Vander Meulen, Strong Beginnings
Faye Johnson, Magnolia Project
Jack Johnson, Magnolia Project