Infant Health - Healthy Start


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Administrative Office (No services offered at this location)
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 virtual and home visitation services to pregnant women until the baby turns 18 months of age. The program offers:

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

Healthy Start services the San Antonio community, with in-depth focus on 12 zip codes. 

  • 78207
  • 78211
  • 78212
  • 78213
  • 78218
  • 78220
  • 78221
  • 78222
  • 78239
  • 78242
  • 78263
  • 78266

To be eligible for services you must be pregnant and live in one of these zip codes or have a baby under 6 months old and live in one of the zip codes. To self refer you can 


Contact Us


  • Program Manager
    Kori Eberle
  • Social Services Manager
    Amanda Ponton
  • Social Services Supervisor
    Suzanne Tejeda
  • Coalition Coordinator
    Chong-Min Fu-Sosnaud
  • Epidemiology Coordinator
    Dr. Tifanny James, PhD, MPH


  • Administrative Office
    210 N. Rio Grande
    San Antonio, TX 78202   
  • West Office
    515 Castroville Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78237



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: 2nd Mondays of each month

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

Work Group Activities

Workgroup 1: Data, Resources, Utilization and Management (DRUM)

  • 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 (RLP)

  • 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  (HOPES)

  • Serves as an advisory board for several Parents As Teachers home visiting programs
  • Works on initiatives to improve home visiting in Bexar County.

Workgroup 4: Cultural Awareness, Respect and Empowerment (CARE)

  • Ensures the HFN activities and products are culturally-sensitive and useful to communities that may be affected by them
  • Implements the use of the culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards

Standing and ad-hoc committees provide oversight and communication between Work Groups

steering committee

Advisory committee, consisting of chairs and co-chairs of each workgroup and guides the HFN toward achieving its goals.

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 October.

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
  • 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 and email to

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24/7 Emergency Contact

By phone: dial 210.207.8876

San Antonio Lactation support Center

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A place where breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women can come to learn, socialize, participate in a support group, receive free individual counseling for breastfeeding, or just speak to a health professional about infant feeding.

Infant Health - WIC

Infant Health - WIC
Non-emergency Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.