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Healthy Start for Pregnant Women, Infants, and Toddlers

Last updated: November 30, 2022

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Phone: 410-222-7177

Healthy Start provides home visiting, case management, coordination of needed resources, outreach and other services that help to prevent injuries and deaths to high-risk pregnant women, postpartum women and children up to 2 years old. This is a central referral point for infants and children identified as being at risk for problems (medical, social and environmental).

These services are provided by community health nurses, licensed mental health professionals, parent educators, and peer support. Self-referrals and referrals from the private sector are welcomed.

Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP – Health insurance for children up to age 21, as well as parents and other family members caring for children. Eligibility depends on income and family size.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program – Supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5

Healthy Moms and Babies – Education, resource information and awareness campaign to help increase the number of healthy pregnancies and healthy babies in the County

Lead Poisoning Prevention – Program that offers information about the potential danger of exposure to lead paint

High Risk Infants and Children – Central referral point for infants and children at risk for medical, social and environmental problems

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