Advocacy

Impact

Twenty five years of legislation has resulted in untold lives saved and over a million families helped by Healthy Start. Infant deaths in Florida have decreased 35.4% from 1990 to 2015. We can estimate that 753 more babies survived in 2015 as compared to 1990 due to the positive change in the infant death rate. Healthy Start contributes to Florida’s better birth outcomes; saves babies’ lives; and reduces the costs associated with poor birth outcomes.

To our state legislators

Please fully fund Healthy Start to include support for a potential budget appropriation shortfall for Healthy Start Medicaid services in the AHCA budget.

IMPACT: Twenty five years of legislation has resulted in untold lives saved and over a million families helped by Healthy Start. Infant deaths in Florida have decreased 35.4% from 1990 to 2015. We can estimate that 753 more babies survived in 2015 as compared to 1990 due to the positive change in the infant death rate. Healthy Start contributes to Florida’s better birth
outcomes; saves babies’ lives; and reduces the costs associated with poor birth outcomes.

To our communities

Write, call or email your legislators to show your support for Healthy Start and request they take action on the above legislation.

Talking points (PDF)

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Florida Senate (https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find)
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Florida House of Representatives (http://www.myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx)