Central Hillsborough Healthy Start (CHHS)
Funded by Health Resources Services Administration and the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County

Contact: Valeria Pimienta, (813) 400-3392 / vpimienta@reachupincorporated.org 

What it is: Healthy Start is a free home visiting program that provides education and care coordination to pregnant women and families of children under the age of three. Services are provided by Community Health Nurses (CHN) and other home visiting professionals, whose primary focus is to lower risk factors associated with preterm birth, low birth weight, infant mortality, and poor developmental outcomes. Our focus is on several approaches, improving women’s health, improving family health, father involvement and meaningful male inclusion. 

Who’s it for: Pregnant women; new mothers; women between pregnancies and their families who live in Hillsborough County zip codes 33602, 33603, 33605, 33607, 33610 and 33612  

What you receive

  • In-person visits in the home or community setting 
  • Prenatal and parenting education 
  • Interconception education including reproductive life planning 
  • Stress management education 
  • Care coordination to help families learn about resources available in the community and assistance in accessing those services 
  • Mental health services 
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