Healthy Start, Inc. is an intensive community-based effort designed to eliminate perinatal health disparities. Since beginning operation in 1991, Healthy Start continues to address the disparities that exist concerning infant mortality, and low weight birth. It is a federally funded initiative that spotlights strategies to address the needs of its participants in a real and holistic way, promoting systemic changes in the service delivery system.
Healthy Start, Inc. focuses on the need to strengthen and enhance community systems available to the medical, reproductive, behavioral, and psychological needs of women and infants by increasing awareness and utilization of appropriate health and human services.
In addition, Healthy Start works to streamline and coordinate services between public and private agencies, and build partnerships of commitment among families, volunteers, business, health care, and social service providers.
What we do:
We offer the following free services:
Home visiting that includes:
Who is eligible: The Male Initiative Program is available to any man who is either a father, biological or non-biological, or primary male caregiver and where the mother or female caregiver is enrolled with Healthy Start and resides in the project area.
Who is eligible: Fathers, Mothers and Caregivers who are residents of Allegheny County and have children ages 0-5 years old.