Health—General & Rehabilitative

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION INC

Every baby deserves a healthy start.

Vero Beach, FL   |  www.irchealthystart.org

Mission

To establish and support a local system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County, Florida.

Ruling year info

1993

Principal Officer

Mrs. Andrea Chief Executive Officer Berry, MNM

Main address

1555 Indian River Blvd, Ste B241

Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA

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EIN

65-0363222

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Health Support Services (E60)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition was formed by local community members and maternal child health care providers in 1992. The community actively sought funding from Florida's Healthy Start Initiative (enacted 1991) so that a prenatal and infant health care coalition could be developed for Indian River County (IRC). Forming the coalition gave IRC's maternal child health advocates and stakeholders a central planning structure to effect positive changes in maternal health care, birth outcomes and early infant development. Abiding by the Florida Statute, the Coalition does not provide direct services, instead is a lead agency is granted the responsibility of selecting providers, conducting strategic planning, assessing data outcomes, and conducting quality improvement plans for subcontractors who services over 1,200 births a year.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Start Health Education Services

Healthy Start Health Education Services are provided to pregnant women at risk for poor birth outcomes or infants at risk of infant mortality in their first year of life. Women receive education and personal support through pregnancy and /or up through the infant's first three years of life. It provides one on one personal support services by health educators through home visits, phone contact and referral to community resources. It is a voluntary program funded through a contract between the Coalition, Florida's Department of Health and the Healthy Start MomCare Network, Inc.

Population(s) Served
Females
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Budget
$474,785

Focused on touching every mom, baby, and family in Indian River County, the Babies and Beyond program will provide childbirth education, lactation support within the hospital, nurse home visitation to postpartum moms, and developmentally appropriate peer-to-peer play groups. This program is designed to increase health literacy, strengthen parenting skills, and ensure that each baby in Indian River County gets the healthy start they deserve. Summary Report Funding Babies and Beyond is incorporating Belly Beautiful and TLC Newborn to create a program with augmented services to the community. The new program Babies and Beyond is adding 1 RN to the program plus 1 RN Supervisor, and a Nutritionist. The program will provide services to every mom that delivers her baby at Indian River Medical Center and will include services from prenatal to birth, hospital discharge, and play groups for mom and baby.

Population(s) Served
Females
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Budget
$316,200

Parents as Teachers focuses on helping ALL children learn, grow and develop to their full potential. That means providing the information, support and encouragement that all parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Our goal is to help parents engage with their children in ways that lead to a lifetime of good health, educational achievement and future successes. Every year, thousands of families around the world benefit from engagement with parent educators who are trained and mentored.

Services:
•Support parent groups
•Increase Parent Knowledge of early childhood development and build stronger attachment between child and caregiver
•Provide early detection and developmental delays and health issues
•Increase children’s school readiness and success
•Prevent child abuse and neglect
•Initial engagement through Healthy Start prenatal risk program
•Provide model affiliates with highest level of support to ensure successful outcomes



Contact:

772-563-5480

parentsasteachers.org

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Caregivers
Budget
$219,515

Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. The program improves childhood outcomes and increases family self-sufficiency by empowering parents through education and community support. Parents voluntarily participate in Healthy Families so they can learn how to recognize and respond to their babies' changing developmental needs, use positive discipline techniques, cope with the day-to-day stress of parenting in healthy ways, and set and achieve short- and long-term goals.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Budget
$461,951

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a community health program that helps vulnerable mothers in specific targeted communities achieve a healthy pregnancy. This is attained by helping mothers engage on preventative health practices through early prenatal care, improving their diets, reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs. NFP helps improve child health and development by assisting parents with responsible and competent care and by assisting parents to build a positive future for their children. Mothers enrolled in the program receive free in home visits from a registered nurse from the prenatal period through the baby’s second birthday.

Population(s) Served
Females
Infants to preschool (under age 5)

The Healthy Start Community Doula program will support, educate, and empower pregnant women to take control of their health. The program will achieve this by providing educational support prenatally and by providing continuous labor support to the laboring woman at the hospital. The services will continue postnatally. Specialized services are provided by a trained Doula. The program aims to improve birth outcomes and health literacy for residents of Indian River County.

Population(s) Served
Females
Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of mothers reporting that they breast-feed their babies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Females,Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Related Program

Babies and Beyond

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

86% / 944 of program participants to have improved breastfeeding rates among mothers of Indian River County (measured by # of women that initiate breastfeeding). CSAC Annual Report 2018-2019.

Number of families to increase parent engagement with children in ways that promote early learning from birth with 90% of families.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To increase parent engagement with children in ways that promote early learning from birth with 95% of families. 100% of families achieved this outcome.

Number of mothers that are provided with appropriate evidence based preventative care information.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Of the 1,015 clients receiving services throughout October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019, all 1,015 participants were offered the applicable services available from the program.

Number of mothers having a healthy weight prior to pregnancy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants to preschool (under age 5),Females

Related Program

Babies and Beyond

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% / 1,015 of Babies and Beyond participants increased their awareness of healthy eating/proper nutrition by receiving evidence based education before the birth of their babies.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our vision at Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is to see every infant has the opportunity for good health and positive early learning experiences that unfold with in strong family relationships. <br/><br/>Our mission is to establish and support a local system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County, Florida.

1. Reduce racial disparities in infant mortality, low birth weight and premature babies. Improve early entry of pregnant women to receive prenatal healthcare from 70% to 80%<br/>2. Assure the value and quality of IRCHSC's support system of care through monitoring the performance of subcontracted providers and evaluation of outcomes according to established benchmarks<br/>3. Expand the Coalition's Grantor relationships for greater sustainability of Healthy Start services in Indian River County. Implement new HSMN Medicaid billing system and contract.<br/>4. Build community awareness, education and involvement with key MCH issues in our county. Expand Parenting education opportunities to respond to community needs assessment. <br/>5. Continuously collaborate with Indian River County maternal and child health stakeholders, agencies, medical providers and clients to improve community conditions especially Kindergarten Readiness and Partners in Women's Health collaborative(s)<br/>6. Support the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions in Managed Care Contracting for statewide expansion of services and legislative advocacy for ongoing State & Federal funding

1. Management and Governance <br/>Strong board and executive management insuring that best practices in nonprofit management and general accepted accounting principles are followed. <br/><br/>2. Quality Assurances and Data Collection<br/>Each of our programs has a quality assessment plan with performance measures. A continuous quality improvement plan is executed. Outcomes and data collection are reviewed and updated regularly. <br/><br/>3. Top-level Contract Providers<br/>Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition careful selected contract providers such as Care Coordination, Mom Care, Parents as Teachers, Belly Beautiful, Giving Kidz a Chance: (Healthy Families, TLC Newborn), County Health Department: Prenatal Screens data entry, Florida's Woman Care of IRC, Mental Health Association, Island Pediatrics, and others. <br/><br/>4. High Qualified and Trained Staff<br/>• Core Competencies assessment to match service delivery plan objectives<br/>• Identification of training needs for each program<br/>• Develop Training Plan for each program

Our data is the cornerstone of how we judge our progress. Fulfilling program outcomes is our greatest goal. <br/>These are our current outcomes for 2015/2016:<br/><br/>80% of pregnant women will be offered prenatal screening <br/>84% of pregnant women will consent to prenatal screen <br/>95% of infant screening will be screened <br/>95% of pregnant women whose risk screening indicates that they qualify for our services participate in said services <br/>80% of pregnant women that screen at a Level 3 receive two face to face encounters every thirty days <br/>95% of pregnant women that screen at a Level 3 will have completed a family support plan within 60 days <br/>80% of pregnant women that screen at a Level 2 will have monthly contact with face to face every other month <br/>98% of pregnant women that screen at a Level 1 shall receive at least one encounter every 60 days <br/>95% of women receiving Healthy Start Care Coordination services are satisfied with services <br/>85% of women shall receive attempt to contact within 5 days <br/>85% of auto-assigned enrollees with unsuccessful contact has received two additional attempts to contact <br/>85% of Enrollees shall be enrolled with prenatal provider in 30 days <br/>85% of Enrollees contacted shall receive WIC Information <br/>To increase the number of infants enrolled in the TLC Newborn program in FY15/16 that are still breastfed at 6 months to 40% <br/>75% of new parents gain skills and identify appropriate actions <br/>100% of enrolled parents use effective safe sleep practices for infant <br/>90% Parents will articulate use of appropriate emotional/social responses with infant to build a foundation of trust and security in child <br/>All mothers identified having signs of Post -partum depression are referred for Mental Health Services 100% <br/>TLC Newborn participant survey indicates at least 50% of clients felt the program helped them with Breastfeeding <br/>95% of Parents demonstrate knowledge of how reliable, safe, and appropriate friends, family members and neighbors can provide their families support when they need it. (Circles of Support) (LSP) <br/>95% of Parents are connected to at least one community resources available to them to help identified areas of need (physical, dental, mental health, social support and developmental needs)<br/>TLC Newborn participant survey indicates at least 50% of clients felt the program helped them with Breastfeeding <br/>90% of children that are eligible to be screened based on their age will receive higher that a 50 on the 36 month and 48 month ASQ-3.

We Reduced Infant Mortality<br/>Infant mortality (babies who do not reach their first birthday) is an indicator to measure the health and wellbeing of a community. In Indian River County in 2014, the rate dropped to 4.7 per 1,000, which is below the state average (6.1 per 1,000) for the first time in five years.<br/>For three-year rolling rates are on a downward trend in our county.<br/><br/>We Reduced Low Birth Weight/Premature Birth <br/>There is a higher risk of serious disability when an infant is born premature or low birth weight. In 2014, the percentage of births under 5.5 lbs. in Indian River County was 7.6%, which is down from the 2013 rate of 8.6% and below the state average (also 8.6%).<br/><br/>We Promoted Parent/Child Nurturing and Attachment Activities <br/>The simple exchanges of love and attention that occur in the parent-child relationship do the very complex work of wiring the neural pathways in the baby's brain. The encouragement of breastfeeding is very important for baby because of the joyful closeness and bonding, receiving the best nutrition and health benefits. 83.2% of Mothers initiated breastfeeding in Indian River County.<br/>Parent/child literacy activities between birth and age 3 strengthen child literacy and language development. In 2014, one such activity promoted 86% of Healthy Start families to establish a regular reading time with their infant or toddler.<br/><br/>We Discouraged Smoking While Pregnant<br/>Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of serious health problems or birth defects in newborns. Healthy Start helped more than one-third (36%) of those smoking to quit or reduce.<br/><br/>Although we celebrate these accomplishments, we are working hard to continue to improve the health of mothers and babies in Indian River County. To that end, decreasing infant mortality and encouraging pregnant mothers to seek prenatal care within the first trimester are important outcomes we are still working to improve. <br/><br/>Additionally, Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition strives to reflect the needs of our community. As they change we strive to develop and support a local system of care that responds to these needs.

Financials

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION INC

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Peter Tremml

Indian River Medical Center

Term: 2016 - 2019

Patricia Pitts

Proctor Construction

Robyn Stork-Hjalmeby

Director

Dr. Audrey Richards

Retired OB/GYN

Charlene Kaplan

Audit Manager

Katy Healy

Trust Officer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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