Making a Difference in the Community

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About Us

Our Team


Our amazing team of coalition workers and service providers work hard at serving our community to meet the needs of expectant and new families.

Our History


Healthy Start Florida started with a realization that pregnant women and newborns were not getting the care needed to insure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies.  Premature births and infant mortality were high.  Because of healthy start and providing services to pregnant women and new parents,  the number of infant death and preterm delivery has dropped drastically over the last 25 years.

Our Mission



It is the mission of Healthy Start to educate, promote positive birth outcomes,  and protect the health and well-being of all women of childbearing age and children up to age three (3) in Santa Rosa County.

The Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County, Inc. is a local, non profit, 501(c)3 organization that works with moms and babies to ensure they have the services and care they need to live a long and healthy life!

Healthy Start is the foundation for early intervention, child protection, and school readiness programs.  A healthy baby saves state tax dollars: for every $1 spent on preventing an unhealthy birth, $6 is saved in neonatal intensive care costs, recurrent hospital and medical expenses paid by Medicaid, exceptional and remedial education, child abuse and neglect investigations, and disability and dependency costs.


Annual Baby Shower 2020

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Healthy Start Hosts an Annual Baby Shower every year.  With the help of our community partners and folks like you we are able to supply information on service programs  and supplies that can help us aid families in need. The baby shower is packed with fun and games from programs and businesses all over Santa Rosa County.  Door prizes are given out all throughout the event help out local families! Examples of donated prizes (other than monetary) are: changing tables, rockers, washer/dryer, diapers & baby care items, family fun nights, gift cards, grocery cards and anything else you can imagine to help families!

P.S. Not one dime of your donation will be used for anything other than serving families in our community!!


Diaper Drive

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Because sometimes you need a little help. Healthy Start sponsors a diaper drive for families in need.  Parents are allowed to pick up diapers once a quarter when things get tight or there is a general need from uncontrollable circumstance .  The majority of diapers are donated by area churches and community members.  If you would like to donate diapers, funds or fill out a voucher,  please call 850-626-6751 for more information or click the donate now button.  Thank you so much for supporting our families of Santa Rosa County.

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