HEALTHY START works for children…right from the Start!
Infant mortality—the sentinel indicator of child health and well-being—hit its lowest level in Florida’s history. Infant death rates dropped 20 percent since Healthy Start began in 1991.
Healthy Start Coalition of Osceola County’s mission is to promote the health and well being of mothers, babies, and families in our community.
– SERVICES –
- Healthy Start screens all pregnant women and newborns
- Identifies mothers and babies at-risk
- Provides mothers and babies with coordinated services.
– GOOD GOVERNMENT –
Healthy Start is a sound investment for Florida’s children and Florida’s taxpayers.
A healthy baby saves state tax dollars: for every $1 spent on preventing an unhealthy birth, $6 is saved in neonatal intensive care costs, recurrent hospital and medical expenses paid by Medicaid, exceptional and remedial education, child abuse and neglect investigations, disability and dependency costs.