Healthy Beginnings

What is Healthy Beginnings?

Healthy Beginnings is a free case management program focusing on minority women of childbearing age and their families (including partner) living in Forsyth County. Healthy Beginnings provides a support system throughout pregnancy and during the first two years of their child’s life. Families will receive one-on-one care management to help make the pregnancy and the beginning years with their child a healthy, enjoyable experience. Additionally, this program is unique in that each participant will have a monthly contact with educational parenting groups called "Meet-ups" and at least two home visits per year. The program focuses on the following areas for the family’s reproductive life span:

  • Folic Acid Consumption
  • Reproductive Health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Baby Safety
  • Child development

Please call (336) 703-3183 for more information.

Healthy Families; Healthier Communities Advisory Board - What is the Healthy Families; Healthier Communities Advisory Board?

The Healthy Families; Healthier Communities Advisory Board’s mission is to reduce infant mortality rates and improve the health among minority families within Forsyth County through the support of the Healthy Beginnings case management programs’ goals and objectives. Our Advisory Board also serves as a valuable resource to connect men with services or agencies within the community.

Who can join the team?

Any professional or individual who possess an interest in supporting fatherhood development, reducing infant mortality rates and improving the health and wellness of families within Forsyth County. We also welcome any father within the community to join in order to provide awareness of issues and share experiences of fatherhood.

Please call (336) 703-3391 for more information.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote a healthy community through regulation, education and partnerships.

Adopted by the Board of Health 10/2/13.

Accredited Health Department 2009-2013

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