Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative

Research suggests that children who grow up in healthy, married, two-parent families do better than those who do not. Head Start staff can use the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative to address the specific and unique strategies that will enhance parent-parent and parent-child relationships in the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative

Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI)

[Former] President Bush proposed a Healthy Marriage Initiative to help couples, who have chosen marriage for themselves, gain access to services where they can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain healthy marriages.

Recognizing the research that indicates that two-parent, married families represent the ideal environment for raising children, Congress included marriage, family formation, and fatherhood as key elements in the PRWORA of 1996 (welfare reform legislation, TANF). View this web site»

Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 2005. English.

Last Reviewed: June 2009

Last Updated: June 19, 2013