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.

2019 Polk Teen Summit

On May 4th, 2019 Teens from Polk County got to participate in Teen Summit 2019 Reppin’ Your Squad. At this event, teens got to play competitive games and hear from breakout speakers on Consent, Mental Health, Human Trafficking, and SWAT. They also got to hear special guest speaker Charles Clark talk about No Excuses: Change Your Mindset and Create …

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Healthy Start Annual Meeting

The Coalition’s Annual Meeting was held on May 16th, with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jessica Pryce, Ph.D., MSW;  her Keynote Topic was, “Using a Racial Equity and Social Justice Lens to Improve the Health & Well-Being of Children & Families.”  There were over 80 in attendance with many local partners and funders represented. 

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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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