The Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) (website)
U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Addresses the unique cultural, linguistic, demographic, and socio-economic needs to help Hispanic couples attain the knowledge and skills necessary to form sustainable, healthy marriages. This Web site, a tool to support President George W. Bush's Healthy Marriage Initiative of 2001, strengthens two-parent, married families as the ideal environment to raise children. Since the Hispanic community forms the largest minority with the highest birth rates, teen pregnancy rates, out-of-wedlock birth rate, and poverty rates, this program focuses on raising awareness in the Hispanic community of the importance of a healthy marriage. Internet links facilitate access to working papers on marriage education and cultural structure of Hispanic families. Program developers and staff can access Internet links for assistance with program development, and to get tip sheets on program recruitment, marriage education curriculum, sensitivity training for working with recent immigrants, and hints for program leaders to develop plans and implementation.