Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Haven Healthy Start names quality services manager

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NEW HAVEN – New Haven Healthy Start, a program of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that helps pregnant women and mothers deliver healthy babies, has announced that Dr. Martin Tolentino is the new quality services manager for the program.
Tolentino, shown in photo, "will oversee care coordination services provided through subcontracted medical sites as well as support program evaluation and data management activities," the foundation said in a statement.
“Dr. Tolentino brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research, a strong background in clinical pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention,” Kenn Harris, program director of New Haven Healthy Start, said, also in the statement. “His skills and talents will be instrumental in supporting and advancing New Haven Healthy Start’s new direction that focuses on alignment, leadership and vision to improve birth outcomes.”

Tolentino "is passionate about community health and preventive medicine and brings a wealth of clinical and public health knowledge in the field of Maternal and Child Health," the statement said.
He earned his medical degree from University of the East Medical Center in the Philippines and his master's in public healthat Southern Connecticut State University with a focus on Behavioral Health and Community Health Education, the statement said.
Tolentino has worked with numerous programs that deal with cardiovascular disease prevention, chronic disease self management, immunizations, childhood obesity prevention, social determinants of health and health inequity, the statement said.
“I’m excited about joining the New Haven Health Start program,” Tolentino said, also in the statement. “It represents an ideal integration of clinical medicine, public health practice and community involvement all in line to address disparate birth outcomes in the city of New Haven.”

New Haven Healthy Start was an outgrowth of the work of the Commission on Child and Infant Health, which was convened by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in 1985, the agency said.

For more information about New Haven Healthy Start, visit www.nhhealthystart.org or call 203-777-2386.

For more information about The Community Foundation visit http://www.cfgnh.org/.
Editor's Note: The information in this post was provided by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

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