a huge thank you to Sunshine Health during these UNPRECEDENTED times

Donations play an important role during these unprecedented times.  Our Coalition is grateful for those that can help others who are in need.  A huge thank you goes to Sunshine Health for thinking of the moms and babies in Brevard County.  These Walmart gift cards will directly benefit the Healthy Start moms and babies that are in dire need in our county.

 Thank you very much for your generous donation to the Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard. 

Are you or someone you know pregnant or recently had a baby during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are taking every precaution we can for the safety of our staff and our moms and babies of Brevard, while working within the best practices set forth by the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, and the State of Florida.

Now more than ever it is crucial that pregnant women and new parents are offered the support and assistance they need.

We are still here for you! During this unprecedented time, our “home-visiting” services will be provided via video-conferencing or over the phone. Our team has put internal protocols into place based on recommendations and guidance from the Florida Department of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Administration regarding technology, working remotely, and HIPAA.

We wanted to thank all of our staff, Healthy Start care coordinators, and Nurse Family Partnership nurses for adjusting to these new times and still providing ongoing support to our moms and babies of Brevard County.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 321.634.6101.

Healthy Start’s 24th Annual Workshop Maternal and Infant Health

November 1, 2019
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

To explore the circumstances that are associated with maternal
and infant health as it relates to preeclampsia, gestational diabetes,
and preterm labor and how they impact birth outcomes.

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Workshop Cost: $40.00 (Includes continental breakfast)
Location: Florida Department of Health, Brevard County
Bill Posey Conference Center, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940

Keynote Speakers:

  • Preeclampsia: What Women Need To Know
    Rebecca Britt, Director of Education and Engagement, Preeclampsia Foundation
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes
    Dr. Jane Ierardi, MD, Medical Director of the Nemours Florida Partnerships
  • Preterm Labor and Outcomes of Pretermature Birth
    Dr. Narendra Dereddy, MD, Medical Director Neonatologist at AdventHealth
    Dr. Lori Boardman, MD, ScM, Executive Medical Director, Women’s Health at AdventHealth

3.5 CEU Credits were given to:  Teachers, Nutritionists and Nurses (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, ARNPs, Midwives)

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors.
Without you, this workshop would not have been possible…

Health First – Gold Sponsor
Sunshine Health – Gold Sponsor
Rockledge Regional Medical Center – Silver Sponsor
Intercoastal Insurance Inc – Silver Sponsor

Healthy Start’s 2019 Spring Workshop Maternal and Infant Health

Healthy Start of Brevard hosted its Spring Workshop on Friday, February 9, 2019 at the Florida Department of Health – Bill Posey Conference Center in Viera, Florida. Our speakers from Nemours Children’s Health System presented on maternal and infant health as it relates to postpartum depression, CMV infections during pregnancy, and genetic disorders in infants.

Dr. Armando Fuentes’ and Dr. Jane lerardi’s knowledge and expertise on these topics were beneficial to all that attended. We appreciate their dedication to educating our community partners and making this workshop a successful event.


Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum 
– Dr. Armando Fuentes, MD
Chair of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Nemours Children’s Health System

CMV Infections During Pregnancy
– Dr. Armando Fuentes, MD
Chair of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Nemours Children’s Health System

Common Genetic Disorders in the Newborn 
– Dr. Jane lerardi, MD
Medical Director of the Nemours Florida Partnerships

3 CEU Credits were approved for: Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Teachers, Nutritionists, and Nurses (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, ARNPs, Midwives).  CEUs were provided by Children’s Home Society of Florida BAP #109-Exp: 03/31/19, Brevard Public Schools, and Brevard County Health Department FBN 50-255

A special thank you to Intercoastal Insurance, Inc and Imperial Expressions for sponsoring the workshop.  Thank you for your continued support in Healthy Start and the moms and babies of Brevard County!

For more information on our next workshop, call 321-634-6101.

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms