Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women, children and families by empowering individuals and communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural and social service needs.
Healthy Start is a federally-funded initiative to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years (14-45 years old) in zip code areas 33701, 33705, 33711, 33712 and 33713. This area in Pinellas County was selected as the target area for implementation of Healthy Start due to the high infant mortality rate. Our goal is to work with women to address risk factors (pregnancy intervals, nutrition, substance/alcohol use, psychosocial concerns, family planning and other issues) that impact their health and may affect a future pregnancy.
Healthy Start at All Children's was implemented in 2014 to address an identified gap in the system of maternal and child health services directly linked to health disparities in infant mortality, pre- and inter-conception care.
The Project will focus its efforts on:
Additionally, Healthy Start will utilize a life course approach and serve as an important community entry point for women seeking both prenatal and well-woman care and family planning services. The Project will also focus on addressing social determinants and reproductive health capacity at the community-level, in addition to individual health and social risk factors.
The target population for intensive case management provided by Healthy Start includes African American/Black women who are pregnant, interconceptional, fathers and infants age 0-2. The Project also provides parenting, breastfeeding, infant care and health education classes and events that are open to the community.
Specific priority groups include:
For services or program information, please contact us at 727-767-6780.
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