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Healthy Start

Florida Department of Health in Sumter County

Healthy Start is a home visiting program, overseen by the Central Health Starts Coalition with services provided by Langley Health Services, that provides one-on-one support throughout a woman’s pregnancy and is there for mom and family after baby is born and during early childhood. This free program is designed to meet the needs of each participant to ensure that every baby has a healthy start.

Who is eligible: Pregnant women, infants, and families with children up to age 3 who are at-risk for poor birth outcomes and need help with healthy child development. Eligibility is based on the Florida Universal Prenatal Screen and the Florida Universal Infant Screen. Each screen consists of a simple one-page set of questions used to determine if mom or baby could benefit from Healthy Start services.

Healthy Start Services include education and support in:

  • Childbirth
  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Child development
  • Nutrition
  • Family planning
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Infant safety
  • and more

For more information please visit:
Healthy Start Coalition
Langley Health Services