For every $1 spent on preventing an unhealthy birth, $6 is saved in neonatal intensive care costs, recurrent hospital and medical expenses paid by Medicaid, exceptional and remedial education, child abuse and neglect investigations, disability and dependency costs.*
Babies born healthy are more likely to be ready for school, more likely to succeed, and less likely to end up in the juvenile justice system. The average cost of medical care for a premature or low birth-weight baby for the first year of life is ten times higher than a normal birth with no complications.
Your support has enables us to help the outcomes for 14,000 pregnant women, babies, and young children and 95% of the funds we receive go to services!
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Healthy Start of Southwest Florida
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
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(*Source: “Florida’s Children: Their Future is in Our Hands”, 1997, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council)
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