If your baby is one of the lucky ones born during World Breastfeeding Week, you’ll receive a free “Eat at Mom’s!” Onesie courtesy of the Breastfeeding Advocates of Sarasota County. These onesies also promote an important safe-sleep message, reminding parents that babies need to be placed on their backs to sleep, and encouraging parents to […]
New Partnership: Walgreen’s Preconception Health Project
We are excited to announce our new partnership with local Walgreen’s stores! Starting July 1st, Walgreen’s customers shopping for Pregnancy Tests will also be offered free informative hand-outs about prenatal and preconception health topics, with information from the CDC’s “Show Your Love” Pre- and Interconception Health Campaign. Topics on the hand-out include: Making a plan […]
Welcome to our Blog!
Welcome to the official blog of the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County! Here you will find posts about our events, local initiatives, and information about important pregnancy and infant health topics. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for posts, please contact us below! [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field […]
Client Success Story: Baby Collin
“Healthy Start helped me tremendously. I am 100% breast feeding and I love it. At first I felt weird about it but Miss Jeanie helped me. I go have pizza with her every week, it’s not the pizza, but just talking with her and the encouragement is so great. I had to have a c-section […]
2014 World Breastfeeding Week – Door Decorating Contest!
Last year’s winners: [metaslider id=4127] 2014 World Breastfeeding Week Door Decorating Contest Are you an individual, business, or organization who supports breastfeeding mothers? Enter our 10th Annual 2014 World Breastfeeding Week Door Decorating Contest! Decorate a door (or any public space – a large window, bulletin board, etc.) with a message that promotes or […]
Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Welcomes New Executive Director
The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc. 1750 17th Street, Bldg A – Sarasota, FL 34234-8666 Phone: 941.373.7070 Web: www.healthystartsarasota.org Media Contact: Laura Gilkey Fundraising Committee Chairperson Email: [email protected] Phone: 941.915.8115 Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Welcomes New Executive Director January 14, 2013 (Sarasota, FL) — It is with pleasure that The […]
Think your smoking isn’t hurting anyone but you? Think again.
Secondhand smoke affects others in ways that may be surprising to the smoker. Learn more in this dramatic public service announcement (PSA). Written & directed by KT Curran. Cinematography & editing by Brad Bryan. Produced by Sarasota County Health Department. Starring John Collins and Amanda Schlachter. For help quitting smoking, call (941) 861-2876 or visit […]
Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
We would like to thank Miryan McDonald for all that she does around the office! In addition to being our exceptional Administrative Assistant, Miryan is also a part-time MomCare advisor for Spanish-speaking clients! Thank you Miryan for all of your hard work!
ACTION ALERT! Help Save Healthy Start Coalitions!
The Florida House of Representatives Health Care Appropriations Committee has made a proposal that will destroy the cost-effective and highly efficient network of care for pregnant women and infants in the state of Florida. For the last 19 years, thirty-one non-profit Healthy Start Coalitions across the state have responded to their community’s unique needs to […]
Sample Letter for Contacting Legislators:
The Honorable (full name) Florida State Legislature Dear Senator (last name) , Last week, the Florida House Health Care Appropriations Committee recommended eliminating Healthy Start Coalitions and moving services to the County Health Departments effective July 1, 2010. As you know, this proposal would completely eliminate Healthy Start Coalitions and shift service dollars and responsibilities […]