Healthy Start

This program works to help reduce Tulsa’s infant mortality rate by providing healthy messages, services and support for the entire family. Our outreach workers, case managers and health educators work closely with clients to help keep Tulsa babies safe and well.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start 

Being a mom can be stressful… and babies don’t come with instructions.

Tulsa County moms, babies and families deserve the best. The Tulsa Health Department’s Healthy Start program works to ensure our babies are healthy, safe and thriving. Healthy Start provides free and confidential clinic triage and home visitation case management services for expecting and postpartum moms and their babies up to age two. The goal of the program is to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality. Healthy Start directly connects families to a wide variety of services, including:

  • Assistance with prenatal and postpartum care
  • Access to well-baby visits and childhood immunizations
  • Referrals to WIC services
  • Family planning assistance and interconception care
  • Parenting skills
  • Food, clothing, baby needs and housing assistance
  • Links to local resources for jobs, child care, counseling and education

The program is community based, using case management as the core service and a community consortia advisory structure to achieve improved birth outcomes and a strengthened community infrastructure. As a federally-funded program, Healthy Start also seeks to preserve continuity of care for women, children and families.

Healthy Start services are offered through numerous area clinics and at THD’s North Regional Health and Wellness Center, 5635 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. For more information, please contact Healthy Start Program Manager Christy Edmonds at 918-595-4220 or cedmonds@tulsa-health.org.

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Fatherhood Program

In addition, the Healthy Start program is committed to improving the father, parent-child relationship through fatherhood engagement. Our Fatherhood Program promotes this philosophy by linking fathers to resources that strengthen the role for the involvement of the father.

The Fatherhood Program works with fathers to help them with the following:

  • Assistance with making job connections through local job fairs and temporary employment agencies
  • Child support referrals to Department of Human Services
  • Male reproductive health services
  • Transportation services (taxi, bus tokens, bus passes)
  • Food and clothing assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Parenting skills
  • Life skills/goals
  • Communication skills
  • Anger management

Tulsa's Fatherhood Coalition meets bi-monthly as part of this initiative. For more information, contact Fatherhood Coordinator Sekou Clincy at 918-595-4227 or sclincy@tulsa-health.org.

Fatherhood Coalition Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center (5635 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74126)

  • November 15, 2016
  • January 17, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • July 20, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • November 17, 2017

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