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Florida Healthy Start Program for Pregnant women
Florida Healthy Start Program
Governor Lawton Chiles signed the Healthy Start Program in 1991.
The Florida Healthy Start Program is a non-for-profit risk screening of all Florida’s pregnant women and newborn infants to find out those that may be at risk for poor birth, health, and developmental problems.
When a pregnant woman goes for their first visit to their prenatal visit the patient is recommended by the physician to complete a “Prenatal Risk Assessment" form.
Below is the example the patient can fill out:
The patient can decline to not fill out the form.This decline is documented in the patients file.
The ranges of Healthy Start services are available to pregnant women, infants and children up to age three include the following:
Information and referral
Comprehensive assessment of service needs in light of family and community resources
Ongoing care coordination and support to assure access to needed services
Psychosocial, nutritional and smoking cessation counseling
Childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support and education
There is a toll free number that the general public may call to access prenatal and infant care. It is called the Family Health Line. The number is:
1-800-451-BABY or 1-800-451-2229
Statistics show that the Healthy Start Program has helped significantly:
fewer teenagers (age 15-17) are having babies
from 45 per 1,000 in 1991 to 20 per 1,000 in 2008 (1,000 representing estimated live births)
infant mortality declined
9 per 1,000 in 1991 to 7 per 1,000 in 2008
starting prenatal care during first trimester rose
75% in 1991 to 77% in 2008
2 yr olds completing immunizations rose
63% in 1991 to 86% in 2008
tobacco use during pregnancy declined
17% in 1991 to 7% in 2008
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