A Look Into Our Local Impact

As we prepare for the end of 2020, a year that no one anticipated, we can’t help but to be thankful for all the good we were able to still do in the Capital Area. Since the establishment of our coalition in 1992, our passion for improving the lives of local infants and families has…

Reflecting on Our Walk to Remember

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we would like to take a 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, as well as recognized National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October…

Your Steps to a Healthy Start

With nearly 3,000 pregnancy and infant losses in Florida this past year, 41 of those being 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 a variety of…

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

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

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 expecting mothers and parents go about handling both a 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…

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 are having to take more precautions than ever before due to the severity and impacts of COVID-19.  Like most of the world, local prenatal…

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week – Aug. 1- 7

Each August, Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition celebrates and recognizes World Breastfeeding Week – a global campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanize action on breastfeeding and related issues. Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week functions to not only celebrate the joys of breastfeeding and motherhood, but…