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					Parents say…
                                                                     Contacting Healthy Start
                         “Healthy Start makes                To find out more about Healthy Start in your
                   parenting so much easier – they           community, call the program for your county:
                  help first-time parents understand
                   what it takes to be a good parent.
                      They also teach about what
                                                              Baker County ................................... 541-523-8231
                                                              Benton County .................. 541-757-8068, ext. 117
                                                              Clackamas County .......................... 503-650-5684         Healthy Start
                                                                                                                                of Oregon
                                                              Clatsop County ............... 503-325-8500, ext. 1914
                            the baby needs.”                  Columbia County ............................. 503-366-6560
                                                              Coos County ..................... 541-756-2020, ext. 670
                                                              Crook County .................................. 541-447-2510
                                                              Curry County ................................... 541-247-2412
                                                              Deschutes County ........................... 541-749-2137
                                                              Douglas County ............................... 541-464-3823
                                                              Gilliam County ................................. 541-384-3808
                                                              Grant County ................................... 541-575-1006
 “Healthy Start                                               Harney County ................................. 541-573-6461
 helped me understand                                         Hood River County ......................... 541-308-2238             Home visits for first-time parents...
                                                              Jackson County ............................... 541-773-3298
 what it means to be                                          Jefferson County ............................. 541-475-4456      because babies don’t come with instructions
 a father and why my                                          Josephine County ............................ 541-472-7220
                                                              Klamath County ............................... 541-883-1030
 child acts the way               “The best thing             Lake County .................................... 541-947-6066
 she does.”                    about Healthy Start is         Lane County .................................... 541-682-4623
                                                              Lincoln County ................ 541-265-6611, ext. 2257
                               the information about          Linn County .................... 541-924-6910, ext. 2676
                                                              Malheur County ................ 541-889-7279, ext. 282
                             child development and all        Marion County ................................. 503-362-3138
                                  the support they            Morrow County ................................ 541-676-5421
                                      give me.”               Multnomah County ....... 503-988-5055, ext. 29770
                                                              Polk County ..................................... 503-485-2185
                                                              Sherman County ............................. 541-308-2238
                                                              Tillamook County ............................. 503-842-2773
                                                              Umatilla County ............................... 541-278-5432
                                                              Union County ................................... 541-962-3645
                                                              Wallowa County .............................. 541-426-9411
                                                              Wasco County ................................. 541-308-2238
                                                              Washington County ......................... 503-846-4746
                                                              Wheeler County ............................... 541-763-2191
                                                              Yamhill County ................................. 503-434-7480

                                                         For more information about Healthy Start of Oregon, contact:
                                                              Karen Van Tassell, State Healthy Start Coordinator
                                                               503-378-5120 or karen.vantassell@state.or.us

                                                                 Oregon Commission on Children & Families
                                                             530 Center Street NE, Suite 405 • Salem, OR 97301
                                                                        Web: www.oregon.gov/occf




      Parents who have participated in Healthy                                                                                          A program of the Oregon Commission
      Start value the help it has provided them.                                                                                        on Children and Families
                                                         Welcome Baby                                             Healthy Start home visiting
   Give your baby a

        Healthy Start!                                   A        ll first-time parents in Oregon are invited
                                                                  to receive Healthy Start’s “Welcome Baby”
                                                                  support. Healthy Start is voluntary and free.

                                                         Healthy Start offers information to families on:
                                                                                                                  M          any families are eligible for home visits
                                                                                                                             with their own Healthy Start Parent Coach
                                                                                                                             for up to three years.

                                                                                                                  During these home


P
As a new
          arenting is one of the most important jobs a
          person will ever do. Yet, being a parent can
          be a tough job.
                                                                                    • How babies grow,
                                                                                      develop and learn.

                                                                                    • How to care for your
                                                                                      infant, including tips on
                                                                                                                  visits, you will receive
                                                                                                                  information and support
                                                                                                                  from an understanding,
                                                                                                                  friendly visitor. You
                                                                                                                  will learn new skills so
parent, you                                                                                                       you can:
                                                                                      feeding, sleep and
create the
                                                                                      safety.                     • Cope better with the
foundation
                                                                                                                    challenges you face as
for your                                                                            • How play helps babies         a parent
baby’s future.                                                                        learn.
Research                                                                                                          • Help your baby grow
shows that                                                                          • How to keep your baby         up healthy and strong
what happens                                                                          and yourself healthy.
during the first                                                                                                  • Help your baby be ready for school
three years of                                                                                                                          And...
                                                                               And...
life can last a lifetime.
                                                                                                                  You will learn about how to connect with other
                                                         You are invited to fill out a Healthy Start              services for you and your family.
Having your first child brings lots of changes. Every
                                                         questionnaire. Then we can tell you about resources
new parent has questions and can use some extra
                                                         in your community, like:
support. That is why Healthy Start is here.
                                                         • Child care                                             Part of a larger support system
                                                         • Breast feeding
                                                           support
                                                         • Help for depression
                                                           or drug and alcohol
                                                           problems
                                                                                                                  H        ealthy Start is part of the national Healthy
                                                                                                                           Families America Network of home visiting

                                                                                                                  closely with
                                                                                                                  other
                                                                                                                           programs. In Oregon, Healthy Start works


                                                                                                                  organizations
                                                         • Parent-child                                           so that
                                                           playgroups                                             families get
                                                         • Healthy Start home                                     connected
                                                           visiting services                                      with
                                                                                                                  community
                                                                                                                  resources.