What is Healthy Start?
The Healthy Start program is a federally funded Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Healthy Start is a free program for expectant mothers and women with children up to two years of age. The program focuses on teaching good habits and assisting mothers with the challenges of being a parent. Healthy Start is exactly what it sounds like: A way to ensure that your child gets the healthy start on life that he or she deserves.
Why participate in Healthy Start?
We know that becoming a parent brings many new questions and decisions. Becoming a part of The Healthy Start Program may be one of the most important choices you make for you and your baby.
The Healthy Start Program can provide information to help you better understand your pregnancy, prepare for labor and delivery, and meet the challenges of parenting a newborn and toddler.
Services include Home Visitation, Case Management, Health Education, Depression Screening and Outreach Programs to improve chances for a healthy birth by improving women’s health before, during and after pregnancy.
The Healthy Start Program services Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Evangeline, and Iberville parishes. All services are free. Any woman who is pregnant or has a baby under the age of two and lives in the service area can enroll in the Healthy Start program.
If you are pregnant or have a baby under the age of two, join The Healthy Start Program today by calling 337.981.2180.
Healthy Start is a program supported in part by Project No. H49MC27810 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act).
Click here if you are interested in enrolling or making a referral to the Healthy Start program.