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Healthy Start of North Central Florida
Healthy Start is a home visiting program that provides one-on-one support throughout a woman’s pregnancy, and is there for mom and family after baby is born and during early childhood. This free program is designed to meet the needs of each participant to ensure that every baby has a healthy start.
Services: Education and support in childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, child development, nutrition, family planning, help to quit smoking, infant safety and more.
How to enroll: Healthcare providers are required by Florida law to offer the Healthy Start screen to all pregnant women on their first prenatal visit and to newborns at the hospital or birth center. If you are not offered the Healthy Start screen—ask for it! If the screen shows you or your baby could benefit from Healthy Start services, a Healthy Start Home Visitor will contact you. Pregnant women and parents/caregivers of an infant and/or children under age 3 can also call Connect at 877-678-9355 to enroll by phone in the Healthy Start program.