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Sometimes moms just need a little help working through problems, getting information on housing and eating right, making and keeping doctor appointments, infant bonding, advice, getting baby clothes or other items and health care questions. Healthy Start is a group of organizations (Genesee County Health Department, Genesee County Community Action Agency, Hurley Medical Center and Reverence Home Health and Hospice) working together to help moms and babies with various health-related needs. We help women who are pregnant and children ages 0-2 who live in Genesee County. Healthy Start is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Each of our partners provides a variety of services. Genesee County Community Action Agency provides moms with community health outreach workers who deliver services such as one-on-one support, referrals for food, clothing, transportation, etc., help with insurance applications, help scheduling and keeping appointments, and education.

Reverence Home Health and Hospice and Hurley Medical Center provide moms the Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) which includes nutrition information, answers about pregnancy, support and counseling, breastfeeding support, connection with health care and other resources, answers about child development, immunizations and home visits.

The Genesee County Healthy Start is a member of the National Healthy Start Association. For more information about Genesee County Healthy Start, call (810) 237-4607.

The Genesee County Healthy Start project is supported by Grant Number H49MC00148-09-03 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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