The Fayette County Healthy Start initiative extends Healthy Start’s coverage in Southwestern Pennsylvania to an area where there was great need. Healthy Start now provides case management and care coordination services to approximately 500 women and children across the County.
Healthy Start concentrates its efforts on the following areas in Fayette/Westmoreland County:
Role and Mission
The mission of the Fayette County Healthy Start Perinatal Task Force is the same as that of Healthy Start, Inc. which is to eliminate health disparities and reduce infant mortality.
Serving as an advocate and adviser to the Fayette project, the Task Force has functioned throughout the life of the project.
The Task Force recommends programs and changes or enhancements, as appropriate. It also identifies service needs, as appropriate, within the geographic area served and acts as an advocate for Healthy Start, Inc. initiatives.
The Task Force is composed of members who broadly represent the County’s neighborhoods and diverse constituencies. Consumers, neighborhood organizations, ministers, businesses, elected officials and health and human services providers must be included.