Babies Born Healthy

How to Apply

Call 240 -777-3118 to apply and schedule an appointment

Documents To Bring

Maryland Medicaid insurance card

Eligibility Requirements

  •  African American women who are pregnant
  • Montgomery County resident living in zip codes 20903, 20904 and 20906  
  • Medicaid recipient

Fees and Payments

There is no charge for eligible county residents.


1.   How can the Babies Born Healthy program (BBH) help pregnant women?
The BBH program provides care coordination services to help at-risk pregnant women connect with resources and to help them stay healthy through their pregnancies. Services include: prenatal education; and screening for depression, substance abuse, intimate partner violence and environmental safety. Insures that mom is going to prenatal care and that she is following the advice of her prenatal care provider. 

We provide intense education on the prevention of preterm labor, the harmful effects of smoking- drugs-and alcohol, parental nutrition, harmful effects of intimate partner violence, safe sleep for newborns, importance of breastfeeding and the importance of family planning and child spacing. 
2.  What services am I eligible for if I participate in the Babies Born Healthy program?

The program can provide a safe sleep environment (Pac n' Play portable crib), diapers, transportation to prenatal appointments, car seats and other incentives for your newborn as needed.   

3.  What is the difference between the BBH program and SMILE Program?

Both programs focus on preventing infant mortality.  The Babies Born Healthy program targets African American pregnant women who are Maryland Medicaid recipients and live in zip codes 20903, 20904, and 20906.  Based on data, these zip codes have residents who are at the highest risk for poor birth outcomes including low birth weight, premature births, infant mortality and maternal morbidity and mortality.

4.  Why are African American women the target population for BBH?

Data shows that African American women are at highest risk for maternal mortality and morbidity.
African American babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday. We are trying to ensure healthy outcomes and to reduce the disparities.