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Spectrum Bay News 9- Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas COVID-19 Efforts

We are so thrilled to have been aired on Spectrum Bay News 9 yesterday evening!
Since the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas has been providing food and supplies to families served in the program.
Every Wednesday staff line their cars up in front of the Healthy Start office to pick up essentials like face masks, hand sanitizer, toiletries, school supplies, toys, diapers and wipes.Families are getting weekly “doorstep” deliveries by their Healthy Start home visitor. As shown in the clip a new mommy explains the difficulties of leaving her home in order to avoid exposure to Covid-19.
We have distributed more than 57,000 meals to an average of 120 families and children per week!
With donations from agencies like Feeding Tampa Bay, Beth Dillinger Foundation, The Kind Mouse Productions, Inc., Pasadena Community Church, Babycycle and Florida Dream Center we can continue to support Healthy Start families with basic living essentials.

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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative featured the Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas County in their recent Newsletter.

Best Practices: Linking Hospitals to Community Resources

In this new feature, we spotlight innovative and creative strategies for supporting the work of MORE hospitals in linking mothers with OUD to community resources. Local Healthy Start Coalitions are reaching out to MORE hospitals to assist with mapping services and facilitating post-discharge referrals to services as part of the initiative. Here’s a great example of this partnership!