Healthy Start

Coalition of St. Lucie County

Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County’s Mission, Vision, Philosophy, Core Values, Goals & Strategies 

Our Mission: Every baby, is a healthy baby. 

 Our Vision: St. Lucie County will be known as THE county with the healthiest babies! 

 Our Philosophy: All women and babies deserve access to maternal child health care. 

 Core Values:  

All moms are treated with dignity and respect  

Every baby deserves a healthy start  

Courage is essential in speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves 

Act with integrity, humility & positive intent 

Diversity is respected and valued 

Sensitivity and compassion drive our actions 


Improve pregnancy outcomes 

Increase healthy child development 

Decrease low birth weight and preterm births 

Reduce infant mortality rates  

Reduce disparity in fetal demise, infant mortality and maternal mortality  

Promote healthy growth and development in all children up to age three in St. Lucie County. 


Universal screening of pregnant women and newborns 

Increased access to prenatal care, interconception care and pediatric care 

Wrap around services, education, and support to promote positive birth outcomes, and protect the health and well-being of all mothers and children in St. Lucie County 

Provide risk appropriate care 

Address social determinants of health 

Connect moms and babies to needed services 

The Coalition is a private 501(c)3 and seeks charitable contributions of your time, talent or treasures for children and families in our programs. For more information, please call 772-467-2016.


We are here to help you connect with services in the community that benefit you and your family.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a free program promoting prenatal health & good developmental outcomes for all pregnant women & babies in St Lucie County.

Healthy Families

Healthy Families is a voluntary home visitation program proven to prevent child abuse & neglect by promoting positive parent-child relationships.

Nurse Family Partnership

When you find out you are pregnant, you may have questions. MomCare helps you get answers to your questions, learn about and receive services you need.


Counseling Services

Having a baby is a big life event. It’s natural to experience a range of emotions during pregnancy and after giving birth. But if any difficult feelings start to have a big effect on your day-to-day life, counseling services can help.

Infant Safety

Safe Kids Saint Lucie County is a coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Nutrition Programs

Programs aimed to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children.

Lactation Consultant

A lactation consultant visit to help both mother and baby.

Safe Sleep

Parents and caregivers can help create a safe sleep area for infants and children.

Child Development

Home based Developmental Intervention Services have been provided since 1978 through Helping People Succeed.


Breastfeeding and human milk are standards for infant feeding and nutrition.

Family Planning

Improve pregnancy planning and spacing, and prevent unintended pregnancy.