(Extended to April 2018)
“Having and Nurturing Healthy Babies Is Essential For Building Strong, Healthy Communities”
History and Background
The Prenatal & Infant Health Care Coalition of Brevard County, Inc. DBA Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County (Coalition) is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of Florida and the Internal Revenue Service.
The Coalition was chartered in October of 1992 and in January of 1993 was funded by the State of Florida to deliver the components of the 1991 Florida Healthy Start Initiative to the citizens of Brevard County. The Healthy Start Initiative is a strategic plan designed to help women have healthier babies, reduce infant mortality, and improve the overall health and development of Florida’s children. In adopting this strategy, the mission of the Coalition became:
To promote a system of care which enables healthy growth and development for moms and babies.
Since the inception, the Coalition has grown from 48 to over 100 community members that represent consumers, private and public health care providers, industry, educational institutions, public and private social service agencies, and civic groups. In 1994, the Coalition developed a “vision” for Brevard County’s maternal and child health services. This “blueprint” was the foundation of the service delivery plan. In 1999, based on the prior years’ experiences, the vision was revised and expanded. Since then, the Coalition has worked diligently to implement action steps, develop new ones, and make revisions as changes occur in our community, state and nation that affect the families we serve.
This document includes a recap of the accomplishments and experiences gained from the Coalitions implementation. It provides an analysis of relevant data noting both the positive and negative trends that have occurred. The Service Delivery Plan outlines the activities that the Coalition will work on over the next five years.
For more information, click here to review our 2010.2015 Service Delivery Plan