Hygeia Foundation, Inc.® is a 501-c3, non-profit organization. It is funded by its Founder and President. by in-kind donations and by the extraordinary work of a passionate Parent's Board who runs our New Haven Suppport Groups and coordinates our fund raising events. The innovative programs such as GetCare.info, are funded by the General Revenus of the Hygeia Foundation, Inc. and by annual licensing fees from Preferred Affinity Institutions / Organizations; i.e. hospitals, clinics, healthcare providers. which benefit from these programs.
Two levels of participation are offered.
Hygeia® is a unique program. It was founded in 1995 and was among the first program to provide comfort and solace and information to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy, newborn or infant child online. Since its inception, Hygeia® has become the leading global Internet community for pregnancy loss and neonatal death and an important resource for maternal and child health. It maintains the largest online database of families now approaching 30,000 registered members. Hygeia® has been featured in several media reports, among them, the New York Times, The Boston Globe and The San Francisco Chronicle. It Founder, Michael R. Berman, M.D. has been interviewed about his work by Katie Couric on the NBC Today Show and by Lisa Birnbach on the CBS Early Show and on ABCs The Discovery Health Channel. Hygeia ® was honored as finalist in the International Information Technology Competition, The Stockholm Challenge, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001, 2002 and MedNet 2004, 2005.