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Since 1992, Healthy Start a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization has been serving Lee, Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties. Our Mission is to:

• Reduce the number of infant deaths.
• Reduce the number of premature or low birth babies.
• Improve the health and developmental outcomes for young children.

Healthy Start ensures mothers and babies have access to needed medical care and other community services to help provide their baby a Healthy Start in life. Every year we serve more than 17,000 pregnant women, young children, and babies up to the age of three who are at higher risk for poor health outcomes.

Healthy Start is a good investment. Last year, more than 95% of all funds received went to services for at-risk families. Also, research has shown that for every $1 spent to prevent a premature birth or other poor birth outcome, more than $6 is saved in future costs to the family and society.

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