HEALTHY START INITIATIVE

Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative

Healthy Babies Before Birth

Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative is a national federal program whose mission is to reduce infant mortality, the incident of low birth weight babies and perinatal disparities in Oklahoma County. The program strives to engage women who are at risk in prenatal health care early in their pregnancy and provide ongoing care, education and support throughout their pregnancy and postpartum. In addition to providing high-risk obstetric services, the program also provides critical screenings, counseling and referrals for drug and alcohol dependency, domestic violence, and mental health issues that impact the health of both the mother and child. Our case managers are a trusted source of guidance and support. In addition to linking families to quality health services through our govern agency Community Health Centers, Inc., we also provide support through vital resources, such as transit cards and employment referrals.

This voluntary program provides services and support for mothers and fathers before, during and after pregnancy to assist them in having healthy babies.

Services and support provided include information families can use to take care of themselves and their babies such as:

  • Parenting education
  • Pregnancy education
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Relationship development and support
  • Reproductive Life Planning
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Home visits

Services also include connecting families with needed community services such as:

  • Insurance enrollment assistance
  • Referrals to doctors/clinics so mothers and children can get proper medical care
  • Referrals for food assistance
  • Referrals for job training
  • Parenting programs
  • Nutrition and feeding counseling

Who Can Enroll?: Women of childbearing age, pregnant women, mothers and their babies, infants and children up to age two years, and expecting fathers or father of a child under the age of two. 

For more information, contact the Healthy Start Program at (405) 427-3200.

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Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Babies, Healthy Families

Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative

3017 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 

405.427.3200