Florida Statute §383.14 mandates that all prenatal care providers offer the Healthy Start Prenatal Screen at the first prenatal visit, and that all birthing facilities offer the Healthy Start Infant Screen after birth. It is the Coalition’s responsibility to inform health care providers of this responsibility and teach them how to complete the screen correctly.
Your Maternal-Child Healthcare Provider Liaison is responsible and available to provide training to you and your staff. The Liaison will also help troubleshoot screening issues and problems and keep you informed of your screening rates and errors. Regular visits are scheduled, but we know that there are often staff turnovers between visits, which cause loss of knowledge and information regarding the screening process.
Please call the Healthy Start Office at (941) 373-7073 to arrange training in your office. We are more than happy to assist you!