The Hygeia Foundation, Inc. opened its first Headquarters September
1, 2006. This center is a pioneering effort to help families in need of these
services. This is an exciting and long needed step as the Hygeia Foundation further
develops and expands its scope and mission.. It is the mission of the Hygeia
Foundation, Inc. to comfort and support those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or
newborn child (from all causes; e.g. Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Genetic Disorders,
Prematurity), to address disparities in access to healthcare and bereavement services for
medically and economically underserved families, and to provide referral, consultation,
education and advocacy for parents, families and healthcare professionals. This center was
centrally located in New Haven at 413 Temple Street. On June 1, 2008, the Hygeia
Foundation, Inc. moves into its new, larger headquarters. Programs offered at the
Center will include:
to be provided at the Institute will include facilitation of discussion groups, access to
new technologies for learning, bereavement support and comfort, and pregnancy-related wellness and informational
programs. Focus groups pertaining to all aspects of Perinatal Loss (Pregnancy and Newborn)
will be scheduled and promoted in outreach sessions in the New Haven and other
Connecticut Communities . A library has been established with a large selection of
books, magazines, and articles .In addition the Headquarters will provide space for its parents
board and an Executive Director / Grant Writer / Administrator so as to
conduct the daily functions of the Foundation and to implement and carry out its programs.
The Hygeia Foundation, Inc. and Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement operates pro bono, not turning away any family who needs its services. It is expected that further funding for this program will come from grants, donations, licensing fees, and in-kind partnerships. Out-sourced referrals are made to specialized centers for reproductive health, to psychiatrists, psychologists, and other relevant medical and social services. All necessary lab workups and diagnostic evaluations will be outsourced. No medical or surgical therapies will be performed.
The Hygeia Foundation, Inc.& Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement works closely with the appropriate agencies of the Connecticut Departments of Health and will serve in concert with their mission. The Hygeia Foundation advocates for all patients who register as members. It is hoped that a centralized resource will contribute to the overall health of the statewide community (and others) by improving the general health and well being of the population it serves
|Board of Directors
Michael R. Berman, M.D.
Joshua Teplitzky, J.D.
Sherman Krevolin, J.D.
Michael J. Paidas, M.D.
Andrea Siegerman. MSW.
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