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Healthy Start Programs and Services

Healthy Start/MomCare

  •  407-254-6822
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    Mailing Address

    475 W. Story Rd  

    Ocoee, FL 34761 

     

For more than 20 years, Healthy Start has been providing assistance to pregnant women, interconceptual women, infants, and children up to age three to obtain the health care and social support needed to reduce the risks for poor maternal and child health outcomes.

Healthy Start offers care coordination services to all pregnant women and infants regardless of their socioeconomic status to ensure that early care is directed to those families where there is the best chance of preventing or minimizing adverse outcomes.

MomCare is a program that operates under the umbrella of Healthy Start to ensure access to care for all Medicaid-eligible pregnant women.

The range of Healthy Start services available to identified women and infants include: 

  • MomCare Choice Counseling Services
    • Assist with locating healthcare providers
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Service Needs & Ongoing Care Coordination
  • Parenting Support & Educational Classes
    • Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Car Seat Safety, Happiest Baby on the Block, Infant & Child CPR and Boot Camp for New Dads,
  • Additional Enhancement Services:
    • Inter-conceptual, Nutritional and Smoking Cessation education
    • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Linkage to Community Resources

Nurse Family Partnership is a voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurses. It is an evidence-based, community health program that operates under the umbrella of Healthy Start to transforms lives of vulnerable, first-time mothers living in poverty by improving prenatal care, quality of parenting and life prospects for mothers by partnering them with a registered and trained home visiting nurse.

Bellies, Babies and Beyond program is a Healthy Start initiative designed to work with women and their families before, during and after pregnancy, engaging pregnant women and continuing to serve the family through the baby’s second birthday. The program provides health care for women and babies using the Centering® group healthcare models. In addition to Centering® group healthcare, families receive home visitation, case management, health education, perinatal depression screening, reproductive life planning, counseling and male involvement workshops, among other activities, to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth and developmental outcome.

For detailed information about our Bellies, Babies, and Beyond Program please download our brochure (PDF 534KB).