The Healthy Start outreach team actively recruits and offers education to potentially eligible families within the targeted zip codes. The team also provides home visits to low-risk clients, their families and children through the age of 2.
Outreach home visits consist of:
Infant Care Education
Linkage to community resources
For more information, contact Community Relations Manager at 210-207-4725.
If you would like to make a referral, click here (PDF format) and fax the referral form to 210-207-4731.
What is Case management?
Healthy Start case management is the process of working with pregnant and post-delivery women in the community to provide health education, screenings, resources, information and referrals. This would include the following:
- Setting individual goals
- To address Education/School Issues
- Small incentive items
Home visits are provided to:
- Assess the needs and develop a plan for pregnant/postpartum women and their family.
- Locate services in the community, such as medical services.
- Make appropriate community referrals, such as mental health and substance abuse.
- Provide follow-up with families to ensure that needs are met.
- Provide health education services on topics, such as healthy pregnancy and the baby's development.
- Assist with prevention of child/family abuse and domestic violence.
Use of “Parents As Teachers” Curriculum http://www.parentsasteachers.org
- Evidence-based Model and partners with parents for Parental involvement
- Increases parent knowledge of early childhood development and improves parenting practices
- Provides early detection of developmental delays
- Prevents child abuse and neglect
- Increases children’s school readiness and school success