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.


Teen Pregnancy Program Year-End Photos

Our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program had another fantastic year. Please scroll down to see all the amazing images from last school year.

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Healthy Start Staff Member Honored with Award

Our very own, Marquinia Butts-Fisher, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Manager, received the Footprints Service and Scholarship Award honoring 12 local women for their contributions to the success and empowerment of women through service See below for the original story. Congratulations Marquinia!   BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – The 12th annual Footprints Service and …

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