Infant Health - Healthy Start


111 Soledad, Suite 1000
San Antonio, TX 78205


Healthy Start

San Antonio Healthy Start offers the nation's most vulnerable women and families high quality services and resources for healthy pregnancies and healthy births.

San Antonio Healthy Start provides home visitation services to pregnant women until the baby turns two years of age. The program offers:

  • case management
  • outreach
  • health education
  • depression screening and referral

Healthy Start services the entire San Antonio community, with in-depth focus to Bexar County areas with the highest infant mortality rates, including zip codes:

  • 78154
  • 78202
  • 78203
  • 78205
  • 78207
  • 78210
  • 78217
  • 78218
  • 78219
  • 78220
  • 78229
  • 78239
  • 78244
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Healthy Families Network

The Healthy Families Network (HFN) is a consortium lead by Metro Health’s Healthy Start to strengthen community partnerships and linkages to reduce infant mortality and support successful birth outcomes in Bexar County

  • Create a sustained community network of invested partners
  • Conduct PPOR Analyses and other data collection and analyses activities to support and inform program and community interventions
  • Increase community capacity to address infant mortality and low-birth weight with individuals and families, including men, teens and young adults
  • Minimize barriers and gaps in structures that do not support/promote positive birth outcomes
Time/Date and Location

Day: 3rd Monday of each month (In June and July meeting are held on 2nd Monday)

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (lunch provided)

Location: Call number below for location information. Meeting locations alternate every month.

Phone: 210.207.4725

Meeting General Format

Networking and refreshments 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker presentation 11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Work group updates 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Work group breakout 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Work Group Activities

Workgroup 1: Epidemiology

  • Conducting data analysis of Fetal and Infant Deaths in Bexar County
  • Sets intervention priorities for the community based on risk factors and causes of fetal/infant deaths

 Workgroup 2: Reproductive Life Planning Initiative

  • Developing a pilot intervention to expand the capacity of community agencies to conduct reproductive life planning within existing case management services across Bexar County
  • Established the original membership, vision, mission and goals of the Network

 Workgroup 3: Healthy Outcomes Through Perinatal Education and Support 

  • Serves as an advisory board for several PARENTS AS TEACHERS home visiting programs
  • Works on initiatives to improve home visiting in Bexar County.

Committees provide oversight and communication between Work Groups


As opportunities become available, members are encouraged to participate in a committee

Alliance for dignity and cultural empowerment

The group examines the subject of racial disparities and its impact on health outcomes, evaluates workgroup activities for sensitivity related to the specific needs and disparities of ethnic, racial, age-specific and gender-specific populations

Baby Buggy Walk in the park event planning

The group meets throughout the year to plan the activities surrounding the yearly infant mortality awareness month observance in September.

Community Partners

Agencies/Organizations committed to HFN may sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which allows your logo to be added to HFN products.

  • Voices for Children*
  • San Antonio Healthy Start*
  • University Health System*
  • Avalon Social Services*
  • Susan Wolfe and Associates
  • University of Texas Health Science Center*
  • University of Texas School of Public Health
  • Project Worth
  • Healthy Futures of Texas*
  • WIC
  • Superior Health Plan*
  • Aetna
  • Community First Health Plans
  • Communicare
  • The Children’s Shelter
  • Bexar County Juvenile Probation*
  • Alpha Home
  • The Stork's Nest
  • Health and Human Services Commission

To become a Healthy Families Network member please fill out the membership form.

*MOU partners.

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