The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties Inc.

aka HSC   |   Daytona Beach, FL   |  www.healthystartfv.org

Mission

The mission of the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties is to promote a system of care that optimizes/maximizes healthy outcomes for pregnant women and young children.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Mrs. Dixie Morgese

Main address

109 Executive Circle

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 USA

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EIN

59-3163742

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start is funded by the Florida Department of Health. It is a short term voluntary program for parents who are expecting a baby or have a newborn. Healthy Start can help you and your family to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The Healthy Start program focuses on prenatal services, parental and developmental services for children from birth through age three.
The first step to entering the program is to complete a Healthy Start screen. Two Healthy Start screens are made available to you and your baby at no charge. The first is offered at your prenatal care provider’s office. The second screen is offered at the hospital after your baby is born.
The screen is a simple, one-page questionnaire that you fill out with your doctor, nurse, or midwife. Information from the screen can help you get the care, support and services you need to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The answers to these questions are strictly confidential. If you are not offered the Healthy Start screen, ask for it. Healthy Start can give you extra help and encouragement at a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed.

Population(s) Served

Healthy Families Volusia/Flagler is part of Healthy Family Florida’s nationally accredited network of community-based home visiting programs proven to prevent child abuse and neglect in high-risk families. Families who face a combination of challenging circumstances linked to increased risk of child abuse and neglect voluntarily participate in home visiting services that begin during pregnancy or shortly after the birth of a child.

Participants are typically young, single parents without a high school education or strong support system. They often have limited income and unrealistic expectations about parenting and child development. Some have experienced family violence, substance abuse or mental health issues.

Healthy Families provides free, voluntary, home visiting services that increase parenting knowledge and skills. During regularly scheduled home visits, parents learn about healthy child growth and development and other important information to help their child reach their full potential. Parent Educators provide information on a wide range of topics including: age-appropriate activities and discipline options, home safety, dealing with everyday stress and planning for the future. Parent Educators help families identify and achieve goals like furthering their education, completing job training, and securing stable employment so they can provide for their children’s needs. Additionally, Parent Educators provide resource and referral information to meet other needs as identified by the families they serve.

Population(s) Served

The PYRAMID Community Café is a partnership project that promotes family leadership, social equality and positive parenting. The Community Café uses the evidence-based Strengthening Families approach to build relationships between agencies and the family consumers of the services. The project is a collaborative effort between The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia, Parent Leaders, The Chiles Academy, Circuit 7 Department of Children and Families, Community Partnership for Children, The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia, The House Next Door, Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, Center for Business Excellence, and the United Way of Flagler and Volusia.

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Goals & Strategy

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In our service delivery area, which includes the geographic regions of Volusia and Flagler counties, the Coalition has set the following goals based on the findings of the 2011 needs assessment and service area resources assessment and inventory.
Reduce the infant mortality rate to 6.0 or less.
Reduce the black infant mortality rate to 12.0 or less.
Reduce the low birth weight rate to 8.0% or less.
Increase the first trimester entry into prenatal care rate to 85.0% or greater.
Decrease the late or no entry into prenatal care rater to 3.6% or less.
Increase the infant screening rate to 90.0% or greater.
Continue to maintain the prenatal screening rate of offer at 100%.
Increase the prenatal screening rate of consent to 91% or greater.

For a complete listing of our strategies, see our 2011-2016 Service Delivery Plan.
Strategies to reduce infant mortality rate:
Continue to concentrate on marketing and training on the Healthy Start prenatal screen to better identify risk and support provider linkage to Healthy Start.
Work with hospitals to improve infant screening rate to better identify infants at risk and improve linkages.
Support Care Coordination services at the Volusia County Health Department.
Provide leadership support to Infant Mental Health Chapter.
Conduct study of evidence-based parenting programs for further implementation.
Implement neonatal outreach coordination.
Increase breastfeeding education services through staff training and monitoring of field staff.
Continue preconception/interconception care.
Encourage hospital birthing centers to continue to ask "Where will your baby sleep?" and link to crib distribution when needed.
Support assessment services at the three birthing centers.
Coordinate with Florida SIDS Alliance to introduce legislation about safe sleep.
Work with Hospice and Volusia County Sheriff's Chaplains to implement training to first responders.
Provide designated staff, specialized training, and protocols regarding opioid dependence and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Promote and explore options for enhancing father involvement.
Disseminate the Grief Tool Kit to providers for support and follow up when women have experienced a fetal loss/infant loss to support bereavement and health access in between pregnancies.
Publish Project INFORM to educate the health care community about FIMR findings and strategies to reduce infant mortality.
Strategies to reduce low birth weight:
Continue interconception education services.
Introduce interconceptional risk assessment tool to primary care providers and facilitate implementation.
Continue smoking cessation education services for pregnant women.
Implement outreach initiative to providers regarding the importance of nutritional education.
Continue to maintain website and support Text4Baby with educational information about healthy pregnancy.
Work with medical community to provide preconception education and health services for young women of reproductive age.
Fund Care Coordination services at Project WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) to support pregnant recovering women.
Coordinate Healthy Start services at The Chiles Academy to coordinate with pregnant teens.
Continue JJ Way training and comprehensive training plan updates and implementation.
Continue marketing and education to patients, providers, and the community about infant mortality, low birth weight and healthy pregnancy.
Implement Community Cafés in three areas of Volusia County with leveraged resources to ensure that women and families have centralized access to multi-agency services.
Coordinate assessment services with high volume OB/GYN office(s) to promote early entry to Healthy Start services.

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The Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2019
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Board chair

Ms. Diane Smith

Deltona City Commissioner, District 2

Term: 2011 -

Zenesha Barkley

Bethune-Cookman University of Nursing

Kassandra Blissett

Pamela Carbiener

Halifax OB/GYN Associates

Alma Dixon

Steve Forsyth

5/3 Bank

Jessica Fox Snapstajler

Consolidated Tomoka Land Co.

Michele Goeb-Burkett

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Eric Goire

Museum of Arts & Sciences

Robert Snyder

Florida Department of Health in Flagler County

Carly Meek

City of Ormond Beach, Florida

John Meyers

OB/GYN Health Center

Ray Salazar

Patricia Boswell

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

Loverso Walker

Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C.

Bonnie Wittman

Halifax Center for Women and Infants

Amanda Hayes

The Executive Compensation Group

Chris Fulton

Brown & Brown, Inc.

Suzette Cameron

Daytona State College

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes