The Healthy Start Coalition

Healthy Start Care Coordination

The Healthy Start Program is a free, voluntary, home visiting program that delivers education, care coordination services, and ongoing support to pregnant women and families of children under the age of three who are experiencing challenges that might negatively impact a healthy birth or other personal health outcomes.  Healthy Start services are designed to support families in reducing the factors and situations that place pregnant women and infants in jeopardy for poor outcomes.

Key components of the program include:

  • Prenatal and parenting education
  • Childbirth education
  • Interconception education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Screening for perinatal depression, intimate partner violence, tobacco/substance use and child development
  • Tobacco education and cessation counseling
  • Follow-up and support to ensure participants gain access prenatal and other health services, as well as other needed community services
  • Anticipatory guidance and support to engage participants and build on their assets, strengths and goals