HEALTHY MOTHERS HEALTHY BABIES THE MONTANA COALITION INC

A safe and healthy beginning for all Montana babies.

Helena, MT   |  www.hmhb-mt.org

Mission

PRENATAL/POSTPARTUM/PARENTAL EDUCATION/ To improve the health, safety and well-being of Montana families by supporting mothers and babies age zero to three.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Brie MacLaurin

Main address

318-20 North Last Chance Gulch Ste 2C

Helena, MT 59601 USA

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EIN

81-0436517

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families and caregivers need support, both individually and systemically, to ensure that there will be a safe and healthy beginning for all babies in Montana.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Zero to Five

This initiative was launched to improve school readiness, resilient parenting, and healthy pregnancy outcomes in Montana. HMHB partnered with two other organizations to establish a new statewide office to accomplish these goals.

Population(s) Served

Provide cribs and car seats to high risk families and promote child wellness and safety. A new partnership with other agencies allows HMHB to expand the number of safe sleep kits distributed.For the year ended 6/30/19, we distributed about 500 cribs and 280 car seats.

Population(s) Served

Increase awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and work to improve health care for those experiencing PMADs in Montana.
HMHB worked with community-based perinatal support coalitions to address
maternal mental health issues in their communities.
Children require safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments (SSNRs).
By ensuring SSNRs are in place, chances of abuse, neglect, and poor child health and social outcomes are decreased.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Substance abusers
Infants and toddlers
Parents
Pregnant people
Substance abusers
Infants and toddlers
Parents
Pregnant people
Substance abusers
Infants and toddlers
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Percentage of requests met for cribs, car seats, diapers, and care items within program parameters

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

On rare occasions, a program partner will request an item that does not meet safety standards or a parent will withdraw a request. These are outside program parameters and not included in the metric.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goal is to connect families and caregivers with the resources and systems they need to act as "brain builders" for babies and infants. This means listening to families and caregivers, collecting and disseminating quality information, and coordinating with systems professionals on the national, state, local and tribal levels.

HMHB is a hub of informed communications, collaborations and projects involving health care providers, early childhood professionals, families and caregivers, and other stakeholders to improve the health of Montana babies and their families. Among other things, we facilitate monthly calls of local early childhood coalitions across Montana, serve as fiscal agent for Montana Advocates for Children, coordinate with providers on perinatal substance use disorder prevention and treatment approaches and on Period of PURPLE crying education efforts, facilitate media campaigns to raise awareness of early childhood issues such as safe sleep, and host an annual perinatal mental health conference. We also facilitate storytelling and other healing arts through a Mother Love podcast and related events and a film called "Our Stories Are Our Healing," which allows parents and caregivers of young children to share their lived experiences. We hope to connect families and caregivers with resources and improved systems to promote health and well-being across the state.

Our capabilities mainly stem from our relationships across the state, which have been cultivated over time. HMHB has been entrusted with major statewide projects and campaigns, and has been asked to facilitate meetings and projects of various early childhood groups. Our board and staff are dedicated to our mission, and include professionals with backgrounds including health care, law, and social work.

HMHB's accomplishments include a statewide Safe Sleep campaign, the launch and maintenance of the Mother Love podcast, the creation of the film "Our Stories Are Our Healing," and successfully advocating for including "HOPE" criteria along with Adverse Childhood Experiences criteria in providers' screening tools. HMHB continues to maintain its Essentials program delivering car seats, cribs and care items to partner organizations across Montana, and coordinates with providers on both a perinatal substance use disorder prevention and treatment project and Period of PURPLE Crying education for new parents. And we continue to host our annual perinatal mental health conference, which is attended by over 200 people.

We are currently partnering with local early childhood coalitions to pilot a data dashboard including information points defined through a facilitated conversation with leaders and professionals across the state, as well as on a journey mapping exercise to determine what happens when a suicidal mother with a four-month-old baby calls for help in various communities. In addition, we are building a web application to guide people to pregnancy and early parenting services and family-friendly substance-free events in communities across the state, along with an associated magazine. And we are in the midst of developing a media campaign to encourage people to seek help if they have substance use disorders and are pregnant or new parents. In coming years, we hope to strengthen the connections between our healing arts efforts and our programmatic and advocacy work, and we hope to facilitate a perinatal mental health strategic planning session.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    HMHB-MT is moving into convening early care and education discussions after receiving requests from partners who needed assistance in facilitating communications to move policies forward. HMHB-MT received feedback after a perinatal mental health conference that the terminology should be more gender neutral to include all parents and caregivers. HMHB-MT has since made changes to its language to be more inclusive (e.g., "birthing people"). In our Safe Sleep campaign, focus groups indicated that we needed to target grandparents. The campaign added materials targeting grandparents with information about safe sleep.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HEALTHY MOTHERS HEALTHY BABIES THE MONTANA COALITION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Minnehan-Galt

Sarah Corbally

CSCL, LLC

Jana Garza

First Interstate Bank

Debera Charlton

Veterans' Affairs

Angela McLean

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Vanessa Nasset

Bloom Montessori

Tyler Ream

Superintendent, Helena Public Schools

Kevin Hamm

Treasure State Internet & Telegraph

David Leichner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana

Kelly Minnehan-Galt

retired certified public accountant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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