Current Job Opportunities

We are hiring for the following positions: We are currently hiring a Connect Representative for our Connect program. To view the job description, please click here. Interested applicants should apply at We are currently hiring a Weekend Family Partner for our NewboRN Home Visitng Program. To view the job description, please click here. Interested … Continue reading “Current Job Opportunities”

Community Doula Program Assessment

Healthy Start has teamed up with the University of Florida Masters of Public Health students to develop a Community Doula Program Needs Assessment and we need your help! We’d like for you to distribute the assessment to pregnant women and new mothers using the link or QR code provided below.  Perhaps you are pregnant or … Continue reading “Community Doula Program Assessment”

Recall of Certain Powdered Infant Formula – FDA

February 2022: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release alerting consumers to avoid purchasing or using certain powdered infant formula products produced in Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if: The first two digits of the … Continue reading “Recall of Certain Powdered Infant Formula – FDA”

Free Zoom CPR & Home Safety Training

The NewboRN Home Visiting program (NHV) has partnered with Health & Safety Training Services to provide new parents that participated in NHV with the knowledge they need to keep their little ones safe. In the class you will learn infant CPR from a trained professional as well basic home safety for infants. There is no … Continue reading “Free Zoom CPR & Home Safety Training”

Press Release

The Hernando and Pasco Substance Exposed Newborn Task Forces are hosting Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Virtual Workshop series, April, 2021. Please click here for more information.

2020-2021 Legislative Materials

Click on the following links to download the materials we’ve been sharing with our local legislators this year about Healthy Start. 2020 Annual Report Investing in a Healthy Start for Florida’s Children FAHSC White Paper – Who Are We County Profiles

HHS Released Action Plan and Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health

On December 3, HHS released an important HHS Action Plan and announced a partnership to reduce maternal deaths and disparities that put women at risk prior to, during, and following pregnancy. The HHS Action Plan provides a roadmap for addressing risk factors, improving the quality of and access to maternity and postpartum care, and supporting … Continue reading “HHS Released Action Plan and Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health”

Partnership for Strong Families Back to School Drive

Partnership for Strong Families (PSF) is gathering supplies for children in their care for a Back to School Drive.  Donors are encouraged to contribute virtually this year due to COVID-19 so PSF has created an Amazon Wishlist to make shopping easier. Please consider helping our community by donating to this amazing cause.