The Healthy Start Program is a voluntary case management program targeted to specific zip codes in Clark County serving mothers and infants. Services are provided by specially trained community health nurses and health educators. Special emphasis will be placed on African American women and their families living in these zip codes recognizing that they are more likely to experience infant deaths.
The program provides services and supports for mothers and fathers before, during and after pregnancy to assist them in having healthy babies.
Services and support provided include information mothers can use to take care of themselves and their babies such as:
Nutrition and feeding counseling
Healthy lifestyle choices
Services also include connecting families with needed community services such as:
Insurance enrollment assistance
Referrals to doctors/clinics so mothers and children can get proper medical care
Referrals for food assistance
Referrals for job training
For more information, contact the Healthy Start Program at (702) 759-0872.