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JHACH Healthy Start Federal

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ACH - Healthy Start Federal Program

Health happens over the course of your life, not just during pregnancy. Home visiting services are provided to primarily African American prenatal women, women of childbearing age and infants up to age two and their families residing in south St. Petersburg (zip codes: 33701, 33705, 33711, 33712 and 33713.

The St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project is part of the national Healthy Start Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources and Services Administration. The project is funded to reduce disparities in health existing in the community including infant mortality and to involve the community in addressing community needs. Project staff utilize a multi-disciplinary team approach and apply the life-course perspective and innovative strategies to enhance other existing services.

The St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project transitioned from the Pinellas County Health Department to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in September 2014.

Creating Racial Equality and Ending Disparities (CREED), is a community action group composed of participants, residents, health providers, faith-based organizations, business representatives and other community stakeholders focused on addressing infant mortality.  CREED provides program oversight and governance to the St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project and facilitates community involvement and awareness.  You are invited to be a member of CREED!

This program can help….

  • Home visiting and counseling prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after your baby is born.
  • Health Education about healthy lifestyles.
  • Connection to community resources.
  • Educational events close to home.
  • Opportunity to join a community action group concerned about health disparities.

Ask about the various other supportive services offered.