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Upcoming Events!

Celebration of Motherhood Event!

Please join us for the 2024 Annual Celebration of Motherhood fundraising and awareness breakfast on Friday May 10th, 2024 at Harry P Leu Gardens at 9:00 am! We are accepting event sponsors and general participants. The cost to attend is $50.00, which goes towards our Healthy Start families in Orange County, FL. The event will include a silent auction, plated breakfast and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you in May!

For event tickets and more information, call the Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County at 407-228-1478 or visit our website below.  

Register for Celebration of Motherhood

DAD-U Group Meeting

DAD-U is a structured two-hour group session that provides freshman fathers with the basic skills to become productive and impactful members of their families. Skills which DAD-U focuses on during the scheduled group sessions consist of an infant-fatherhood pathways component, effective techniques for discipling of children, co-parenting, health/wellness and mental health wellbeing.

The next meeting is April 20th, at the Rosemont Community Center at 4872 Rose Bay Dr. Orlando, FL 32808. To register please click here:

Register for DAD-U

In the Community

Hurricane Kit Event

Last year's hurricanes highlighted the importance of always being prepared for bad weather and storms. This is why the Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County worked to create hurricane kits for our Healthy Start families. Several Commissioners, Representatives and community members came out to help put the kits together. The kits included items such as first aid kits, coloring books, hand crank radios, flashlights, a blanket, a document holder, and more all in a waterproof orange bag. A big thank you to everyone who helped us ensure that Healthy Start families in Orange County are prepared in the coming months!

For information on how you can create your own hurricane kit, check out the Orange County, Florida Government website:

Spring Eggstravaganza Event

Healthy Start was invited by the Florida Technical College in Orlando to the Spring Eggstravaganza event. Several Healthy Start members provided families in Orlando with information on the Healthy Start, Nurse Family Partnership, and Fatherhood programs.

Women Celebrating Women “I Am Inspired” Event

Elnette, a nurse with the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), attended the Women Celebrating Women “I Am Inspired” event in March hosted by the Haitian American Art Network. Elnette provided event participants with information on the Healthy Start services that we provide in Orange County to families. 

Please Welcome New Staff!

Hilare Labrady joins us a Fatherhood Coach.

Holly Loomes joins us as the Community Liaison.

Eylen Mercedes joins us as a Data Specialist for the Nurse Family Partnership.

New Partnership with True Health

Welcome True Health!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with True Health in the delivery of Healthy Start services in Orange County. True Health will help in providing Connect and Healthy Start services, such as care coordination and education to our Orange County families. We look forward to the adding True Health to the Healthy Start team and the role they will play in reducing infant mortality in Orange County. Thank you True Health!

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National Infant Immunization Week in April

This April 22nd to 24th is National Infant Immunization week. Take this opportunity to learn more about the vaccination schedule for your infant and take the next steps to protect your infant against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Reach out to your healthcare provider, visit the CDC website below or call Healthy Start today at 407-228-1478 for more information about infant vaccination.

Vaccination Information

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia is a condition seen in pregnant women which causes not only high blood pressure, but can cause preterm births. If Preeclampsia is left untreated it can cause serious health consequences for the mom and baby. Since May is Preeclampsia Awareness month, it presents an opportunity to educate the public on signs and symptoms of preeclampsia in order to prevent any poor pregnancy outcomes. It is important pregnant women are aware and seek medical care if any of these symptoms are present. Reach out to your healthcare provider or Healthy Start today for more education on Preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia Education

Upcoming Maternal-Child Observances


  • Black Maternal Health Week (April 11th – 17th)
  • National Infant Immunization Week (April 22nd – 29th)
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month


  • Celebration of Motherhood (May 10th)
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (May 13th-19th)


  • Men's Health Week (June 10th-16th)
  • Men's Health Month
  • National HIV Testing Day (June 27th)

Connect with us on our social networks for regular updates and health information on these maternal and child health observances.




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