Maternal & Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC)

MelRose Corley

Program Director

Irma Jeanty

Program Coordinator

134 Jackson Street, 3rd Floor

Hempstead, NY 11550


Fax 516-292-3176

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About Us

Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) funded initiative to improve health outcomes for women of childbearing age and their families. The goals of the Collaborative are to improve maternal and infant health outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight, infant mortality and maternal mortality.
We focus on building systems of care for women in the three life stages of:

  • Preconception (before pregnancy)

  • Prenatal/Postpartum (during and after Pregnancy)

  • Interconception (between pregnancies)

  • Offering individual level care to those who need it.

Community Health Workers are available to assist high-need women access and navigate healthcare and other essential support services, conduct home visiting, and provide group and individual education.

Services Offered

  • Case Coordination

  • Life planning & goal setting

  • Individual Counseling

  • Individual & group health education sessions

  • Individual wellness assessments/referrals

  • Assistance with getting health insurance


**Services available in English, Spanish, Turkish, French, and Haitian Creole

Child Health

Early life experiences for children are significantly influenced by parents, caregivers and the adults in their lives. Nurturing and loving relationships have a tangible and long-lasting impact on a child’s development.


At MICHC, we want women to achieve their best health before pregnancy, during pregnancy, in between pregnancy and after pregnancy.

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The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc., a community action agency, through collaboration and partnership, empowers income-eligible families to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

In pursuit of this mission, the EOC will:

•  Advocate on clients behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers.

•  Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency.

•  Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty.

•  Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based      

    upon local community needs