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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.

Annual Meeting

The Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties, Inc. would like to invite you to our 2018-2019 Annual Meeting onThursday, May 16, 2019, from 1:00-3:15 pm at the Bartow Civic Center – 2250 S. Floral Avenue, Bartow. Please make sure to click on the link below to register and secure your spot.  Feel …

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Polk YLT College Tour

Members of the Polk Youth Leadership participated in a college tour on March 27 at the University of Central Florida.

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Melanin Families Matter

The Florida Healthy Babies Community Action Group gathered together at Lakeland Regional Health for the first Melanin Families Matter event to bring awareness, education and provide resources to the Polk County community regarding the racial disparities in infant mortality.  Additional focus included how African American men and women can overcome various challenges that can influence …

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