Healthy Start program staff receive training

The Healthy Start program providers, MomCare staff, Magnolia Project staff and Azalea Project staff participated in an annual regional training conducted by the Coalition on June 6th at Shands Jacksonville.

The topics covered during the day-long workshop were the National Crime Stop Program, Ages and Stages Questionnaire training, cultural diversity training and Healthy Start Risk Appropriate Care and Coding training. A total of 88 participants attended the workshop.

The purpose of this course is to prepare Healthy Start case managers to effectively deliver, document, assess and motivate clients in the context of the Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines, which are intended to guide the implementation of Healthy Start and the use of Healthy Start funds.

Course objectives are:

  • Establish links between Healthy Start program goals with a case management model for the purpose of reducing infant mortality.
  • To understand the importance of using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire to screen Healthy Start postnatal participants.
  • To understand the impact and partnership of community involvement.
  • To provide an overview of Healthy Start Risk Appropriate Care and Coding as it relates to the Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines