Press Release: ROSE Community Transformer Training Aims to Reduce Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding in Sarasota County

FOR IMMEDIATE Release: April 15, 2016 ROSE Community Transformer Training Aims to Reduce Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding in Sarasota County Additional efforts to train Care Providers and Provide Drop-In Support The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc. in partnership with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota, was awarded a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sample Letter for Contacting Legislators- 2

The Honorable (Full Name) Florida State Legislature Dear Senator (Last Name), Thank you for your dedication during this challenging time for so many. We know you have some difficult choices to make. We are writing to give you some insight and to express our concerns with the proposal to eliminate funding for the thirty-one Healthy […]

New Text4baby Campaign – Free Info for New Moms!

Sign up for a free national mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free text messages each […]

Check out photos from the 16th Annual Community Baby Shower!

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos of The 16th Annual Community Baby Shower, Saturday February 20 at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County. Pregnant women, new moms, and their families were invited for a free community baby shower, featuring educational exhibits from local health organizations and fun for the whole family! […]