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Healthy Start Services

Healthy Start in Osceola County

Care Coordination:

  • Developing a caring and trusting relationship
  • Tracking the client's receipt of services
  • Advocating on behalf of the client and family for needed services
  • Ongoing systematic assesment of client or family assets, risks, concerns and priorities
  • Providing anticipatory guidance and health promotion information, and reinforcing the health care regimen, at each  contact
  • Empowering the client and family towards self-sufficiency and economic stability
  • Promoting employability and life management skills
  • Developing and updating a family support plan
  • Providing referrals and following up on referrals
  • Evaluating the client's level of care
  • Prioritizing, Planning and Evaluating, inconjunction with the family, the actions required to address their concerns, risks and priorities
  • Monitoring progress of services
  • Transition of ongoing care coordination to other providers, when appropriate
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with other providers, especially the prenatal and child health care provider (obtain proper releases for sharing of information if referral to Healthy Start was not from prenatal or child health care provider)

Education:

The Following is FREE for you and your family...

  • Parenting Education and Support
  • Breastfeeding Education and Counseling
  • Interconception Education and Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Education and Support

Service Flow:

Initial contact is our first point of contact which may be face-to-face or non-face-to-face'. This is where we first discuss all your risk factors noted on your prenatal screen provided by your prenatal provider. Healthy Start Service Flow
Initial assessment is a special time we must meet face to face to complete further assessments to see if there are special services you may need and the type of service we need to provide.
If ongoing care coordination is decided at initial assessment, the care coordinator and you will develop a family support plan to write down your goals and what you want to accomplish during this pregnancy.