On June 4, 1991, then-Governor Lawton Chiles signed into law the landmark Healthy Start program to make sure every baby in the state lived to reach their first birthday. Twenty-five years later, more than 150,000 families each year receive care coordination and support for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby; and the infant mortality rate has declined dramatically in Florida.
On August 27, 2016, Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard celebrated 25 years of service. We had a wonderful evening filled with good food, exciting silent auction items and gracious presentations by a few of our Healthy Start families. We ended the evening with a Star Theater light show and observatory viewing of the stars at our local Planetarium located at the Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa campus.
Thank you again to Wuesthoff Medical Center, FDLRS, and Intercoastal Insurance for sponsoring our 25th Anniversary event. This event would not have been possible without the support of our community and sponsors.
Proceeds from the event will provide emergency financial assistance to pregnant women and families with young children through the Bonnie Schuster Memorial Fund.
We celebrated a wonderful evening and look forward to another 25 years.
Thank you to all those that supported Healthy Start,
Healthy Start Staff
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Healthy Start provides moms, newborns and families with the resources, help and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The goal of Healthy Start is to reduce infant mortality, reduce the number of low birth weight babies and improve health and developmental outcomes of all Florida’s babies.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Donations for making this event possible
Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Brevard Zoo, Andretti Thrill Park Melbourne, Hampton Inn at Cocoa Beach, Courtyard by Marriott at Cocoa Beach, 914 Studios, Eastern Florida State College Planetarium, Otterbox, Panera Viera, Orlando City Soccer, Squishy Bath and Body Goods Viera, Diva Nails, Wonder Works, and much more.