The Healthy Start program at Johns Hopkins All Children's works with women, infants and families to improve their health and well-being.
Healthy Start supports women before, during and after pregnancy by addressing their health and social service needs. We help to strengthen families in the face of life’s challenges and engage the community to improve systems of care.
We work individually with women and families to focus on their specific needs, and connect them with the culturally competent, family-centered and comprehensive health and social services they need. Some of the things we help women address can include:
- Infant care
- Family planning
- Domestic or mental wellness concerns
- Substance and alcohol use
We also offer services for fathers, and classes and events for the community on topics such as parenting, breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, infant care and health education.
Who We Serve
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been a part of Healthy Start since 1997, to address a gap in systems of maternal and child health services that is directly linked to health disparities in infant mortality, preconception care and care between pregnancies.
We serve women and families in Pinellas County—especially in areas where the infant mortality rate is high—to address risk factors that can impact their health and future pregnancies. We focus on women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, fathers, infants and toddlers.