All meetings are open to the public.
Healthy Start Board of Directors/Coalition Meetings
Held on the second Monday of the month at 4 pm
@ the Healthy Start Coalition building
Baby Shower Task Force/Maternal and Child Health Education (MACHEC) Meetings
Held on the second Tuesday of the month at 8 am @ the Healthy Start Coalition building
Become Active in the Healthy Start Coalition
Healthy Start’s program initiative has two distinct functions – planning and implementing.
Through a service delivery plan, the coalition identifies and prioritizes prenatal and infant health care needs in the county. Planning objectives are developed to address needs specific to Santa Rosa County.
• Providers are identified and educated on the Healthy Start Risk Screening Program and use of the Healthy Start Prenatal and Postnatal Screening Forms.
• Care Coordination services are secured by contract with the Florida Department of Health – Santa Rosa County. The Healthy Start nurses and social workers currently offer extra support during pregnancy and the newborn’s first year of life. This is done through on-site office and home visits.
• Community outreach and awareness are provided by Healthy Start Staff, Coalition members, and Healthy Start volunteers. Healthy Start participates in community health fairs and event; provides Healthy Start outreach information in community presentations and through community partners, service agencies, and Healthy Start providers; as well as sponsoring special maternal and child health education events.
Please call us at (850) 626-6751 if you are interested in becoming a Healthy Start Coalition member, donor/sponsor, or volunteer! Let’s give every baby a healthy start!