The Florida State University Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum is a nationally recognized, research-based, practice-informed curriculum created for Federal Healthy Start Programs. Partners is not a program model. The purpose of using this curriculum for home visiting models is to improve birth outcomes, reduce rates of child abuse, increase intervals between pregnancies, strengthen families and enhance child health outcomes and support maternal self-sufficiency. Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum can strengthen the implementation of evidence-based home visiting models. The Partners curriculum was developed by a highly experienced multi-disciplinary faculty team at Florida State University and designed to support a systematic approach to planning and conducting effective home visits. Use of FSU Partners curriculum increases the likelihood that critical topics will be presented at appropriate times for each stage of pregnancy and early childhood-and program goals will be achieved. The research-based content in the Partners curriculum addresses a wide range of topics associated with the goals of most home visiting programs including: improved prenatal health; positive-parenting; enhanced child health and development; infant mental health; economic self-sufficiency; and family stability.
This course is only open to individuals implementing the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum.