Strong Start | Healthy Start is an initiative of the Ingham County Health Department to enhance the health of African-American and Hispanic/Latinx families, and improve birth outcomes in Ingham County. Through family support, parent coaching, education and case management, Healthy Start works to promote health and decrease infant deaths in our community.
SSHS provides services which include home visiting for expectant and parenting moms and expectant and parenting dads with a child up to eighteen months of age. SSHS also offers free health education and fatherhood workshops that are open to inform and educate pregnant and parenting women, expectant and parenting fathers, families, and the community.
Strong Start | Healthy Start and ICHD
Strong Start | Healthy Start is part of the Ingham County Health Department and aims to reduce health disparities and negative perinatal health outcomes among African American and Hispanic/Latinx families in Ingham County.
The Ingham County Health Department's mission is to carry out the Ingham County Board of Commissioners' responsibilities to protect and promote the health of Ingham County residents. We do this through programs to prevent and control communicable diseases, programs to protect people who live in our area from environmental hazards and by linking county residents to an organized system of health care. The Department also conducts research to document the health status and health problems of the community and works with the community to develop strategies to improve health and well-being. The Health Officer is responsible to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.