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  Healthy Start Logo   Florida's Healthy Start initiative was signed into law on June 4, 1991. Healthy Start legislation provides for universal risk screening of all Florida's pregnant women and newborn infants to identify those at risk of poor birth, health and developmental outcomes  
  Healthy Start includes targeted support services that address identified risks. The range of Healthy Start services available to pregnant women, infants and children up to age three include:  
  • Information and referral
  • Comprehensive assessment of service needs in light of family and community resources
  • Ongoing care coordination and support to assure access to needed services
  • Psychosocial, nutritional and smoking cessation counseling
  • Childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support and education
  • Home visiting
  In Baker County, we deliver services by phone, office visits or by home visitation.  The program participants and Healthy Start staff decide jointly which forms of service delivery will be most beneficial for clients to receive.  An interdisciplinary team of social worker, health educator and nurse provide the following services:  
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Care Education
  • Care of the Newborn Education
  • Breastfeeding Education and Consultation
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Reference Library
  • Car Seat Program
  • Referrals to Additional Services as needed
  • Safe Sleep Promotion for Infants  

The Baker County Healthy Start Program is committed to the goal of reducing infant deaths and the number of low birth weight babies born to the women of this community. 


For more information, click on the Healthy Start logo at the top of the page. Link will open in a new window

This page was last modified on: 07/9/2010 03:07:20

Baker County Health Department

480 West Lowder Street

Macclenny Florida 32063

Phone: (904) 259-6291