A 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.
  1. 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.

Safe Baby Curriculum Training

Our Community Liaison, Tonya Akwetey, presented the Safe Baby Curriculum training to Choices Family Resource Center Parent Group in Wauchula, FL. Safe Baby Curriculum focuses on preventing infant death utilizing the three protective practices of Choosing a Caregiver, Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma, and Promoting Safe Sleep. If you or your organization are interested in …

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Healthy Start and Early Learning Coalition Team Up for Training

Healthy Start and Early Learning Coalition of Polk hosts a training for administration of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire as part of the New Healthy Start System of Care.

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Photos From Polk Teen Summit 2017

The 2017 Teen Summit was held at Polk State College – Winter Haven. Youth received information on employee ability skills, human trafficking, health and wellness and college and career readiness. The event was hosted by Jason Alexander. Thank you to the TPPA community partners for volunteering at this event. Over 200+ youth and parents were …

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Advocating for Moms

Meghan Garland (former HSC Board President) and her daughter Katie lobbying at Sen Rubio’s office to advocate for resources to prevent maternal deaths in the U.S. and discussing the role Healthy Start can play in improving outcomes.

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