Reflecting on Our Walk to Remember

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we would like to look back at some of the initiatives and events we proudly participated in over the past month.  In October, Capital Area Healthy Start observed Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness month and recognized National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15. To commemorate these…

Your Steps to a Healthy Start

With nearly 3,000 pregnancy and infant losses in Florida this past year, 41 of those in Leon and Wakulla County, we understand how crucial it is to have access to resources during pregnancy and early childhood. Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition is here to support new and expecting parents by providing various services, updating you…

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Infant mortality is a pressing issue that affects not only our country’s health but its well-being. During September, Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition recognizes Infant Mortality Awareness Month, promoting awareness of the high infant mortality rate in our nation. To reduce this rate, we start by servicing our local community in Leon and Wakulla County. …

Healthy Babies and Families During a Pandemic

Coronavirus has created a new normal, changing our day-to-day lives and our community. This includes how new and expectant mothers and parents handle pregnancy and transitioning to life as a parent. With most prenatal care going digital and parents having to take extra safety precautions, it can be easy to feel unsure about our families’…

Navigating Telemedicine Services and Care

A healthy pregnancy has always been a vital step to a healthy birth and baby, yet the pandemic has placed increased stress on keeping you and your child safe. New mothers must take more precautions than ever before due to the severity and impacts of COVID-19.  Like most of the world, local prenatal care has…

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week – Aug. 1- 7

Each August, Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition celebrates and recognizes World Breastfeeding Week – a global campaign aiming to inform, anchor, engage and galvanize action on breastfeeding and related issues. Breastfeeding is a sustainable solution that is good for the planet and its people. Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding…