• In Florida
    • FL Healthy Start program includes universal screening of pregnant women and infants, identification of risk factors for poor birth and developmental outcomes, and has provided needed services since 1991.  Healthy Start Coalitions strive to develop and implement quality systems of care unique to the communities they serve.
    • FL Healthy Start offers:
      • Care Coordination and Outreach
      • Breastfeeding and Childbirth Education
      • Parenting Education and Support
      • Smoking Cessation Assistance
      • Nutritional Services and Counseling
      • Psychosocial Counseling
      • Home Visits
  • In Palm Beach County
    • The Healthy Start Coalition of Palm Beach County Inc. also known as the Healthy Beginnings Coalition was created to provide a cohesive system of care in the county. Healthy Beginnings seeks to improve birth outcomes by providing access to direct health and social services for pregnant women whose chances of having a healthy baby are hampered by such risk factors as poverty, limited access to health care, poor nutrition, age, substance abuse, homelessness, domestic violence and more. The system also seeks to reach young children exhibiting developmental or behavioral issues that could hamper later school success. Through early intervention, many such issues can be dealt with prior to the child entering the formal school setting, thus improving opportunities for school success.
    • Healthy Start services are provided by Palm Beach County’s Department of Health programs: Nurses Supporting Families, Prenatal Plus, and Women’s Health Initiative
  • To learn more, contact our Entry Agency Programs below: 
     
    Pregnant Women & Expectant Families
    Healthy Mother Healthy Babies PBC
    561-623-2800 | https://www.hmhbpbc.org/
    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies logo
    Families with Children Birth to Five
    HomeSafe
    561-383-9871 | https://www.helphomesafe.org/
    HomeSafe Logo


Note: If you are a health provider or a Medicaid Health Plan and need to refer a patient or a client for services for a pregnant women or infant, please click here download the Healthy Start Managed Care Organization Referral Form for Pregnant Women and Infants.

 


Comments or complaints, please call: 

(888) 634-7900 (select option 6) or (561) 374-7820 (select option 6)
 

Calendar of Board and Coalition meetings
 

Check out our Healthy Start Twitter! @HealthyStartPBC

 

Healthy Start is funded by:
Florida Department of Health, Agency for Health Care Administration, Healthy Start MomCare Network, & Children’s Service Council of Palm Beach County

 

To learn more about the relevant Florida laws:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0383/Sections/0383.216.html
 

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=409.975&URL=0400-0499/0409/Sections/0409.975.html

 

 

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Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
561-740-7000 or 1-800-331-1462
561-835-1956
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