Congratulations to Hernando County Healthy Start Home Visitor, Ruth Vryhof, on being selected as this year’s recipient of the Laura Pan Scholarship Award! We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication in the field of maternal and child health. The Laura Pan Scholarship Award is given to one outstanding Healthy Start worker each year who … Continue reading “Ruth Vryhof Awarded Healthy Start Laura Pan Scholarship”
Please click here to download a copy of the 2022-2023 Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions Annual Report. Be sure to check out how our newest programs, T.E.A.M. Dad, FIMR and G.R.O.W. Doula are doing at the state level!
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Connect Representative (Ocala) – apply here! Connect Representative – apply here! T.E.A.M. Dad Support Specialist – apply here!
A few of our counties within our 16-county service area were significantly impacted by the recent hurricane to hit the state of Florida, hurricane Idalia. To help those families who are working hard to get back on their feet, we’ve put together the following Amazon wish lists. Any donations made will be greatly appreciated. Thank … Continue reading “Please Help Our Healthy Start Families Affected by Hurricane Idalia”
Are you looking for a way to help those in your community? Do you enjoy working with mothers before, during and after they have a baby? Do you live in Marion County? Healthy Start of North Central Florida has joined with Indian River County Healthy Start to offer the G.R.O.W. Doula training in Marion County. … Continue reading “Marion County G.R.O.W. Doula Training Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline to Apply is September 18, 2023”
Be a part of community-driven action to make meaningful changes to improve services, systems, and resources for families and reduce stillbirths and infant deaths. Connect with us to be on our Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team (FIMR)! For information about FIMR, click here. For information about the Case Review Team (CRT), click here. For … Continue reading “A Call to Action: Help Our Community’s Babies Have More First Birthdays”
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”
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”
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”
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding? Click here for more information.