Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties
650 E. Davidson St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-9224
Fax: (863) 519-8111
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance
- Fetal and Infant Mortality Review
- Polk Safe Haven
Hours of OperationMonday- Thursday 8am to 5:30
Friday 8am to 12 noon
Healthy Start is a program that offers pregnant women, infants, and young children up to age 3 with services that promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Healthy Starts services are based on need, not income or insurance.
Healthy Start services, which are provided through each County Health Department in Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties care coordination, home visiting service, breastfeeding education and support, childbirth education, parenting support, smoking cessation, psychosocial counseling, when available, nutritional counseling and other services.
For more information on Healthy Start services, contact you local County Health department.
The Healthy Start Coalition administers the Healthy Start Program, and has additional initiatives as well, including the MomCare Program, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance, the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team and Polk Safe Haven.
For more information about any of these projects, please contact the Healthy Start Coalition office
Mission StatementA Healthy Start Can Last a Lifetime
The Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties’ MISSION is to promote and support healthy pregnancies, babies, and families by providing a maternal and child health system of care through community partnerships.
Our VISION is to be the leader for linking community resources in order to maximize the health and wellness of childbearing women and their families.
Our COMMITMENT is two-fold:
1.To establish partnerships among private and public sector, state and local governments, community groups and organizations, and maternal and child health care providers to offer coordinated, community based care for pregnant women and infants.
2.To promote and protect the health and well-being of all pregnant women and children through the provision and accessibility of health care programs to fully meet the health requirements of this population.
The Healthy Start Coalition is here for you.