Healthy Starts provides pregnant women, mothers, and babies with resources, support, and help they need to have a healthy baby. PDHS improves the health of mothers and babies in the Pee Dee region through sustained, community driven and collaborative services.
What is the main goal of Pee Dee Healthy Start?
Our main goal is to significantly reduce infant death rate and develop long range strategies to strengthen healthcare in the region.
What is Infant Mortality / Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)?
The death of children under the age of one year. Many factors contribute to infant mortality such as the mother's level of education, environmental conditions, and political and medical infrastructure. The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births.
Why enroll in Pee Dee Healthy Start?
Pee Dee Healthy Start will help you provide your baby with the best possible start in life. Our goal is healthy babies.
How much does it cost?
Healthy Start is a free program offered in the State of South Carolina. It is available to all pregnant women and families with babies less than three years old.
How do I help Pee Dee Healthy Start?
You can help Pee Dee Healthy Start by giving your time talent and financial resources and spreading the word about Healthy Start programs. Also, sending someone who needs help to us.
How do I make referrals?
You can make a referral by contacting the Pee Dee Healthy Start office in regards to a potential client. Information will be requested to complete an update form, which consists of the potential client's name, address, phone number, and whether they are Prenatal or New Postpartum.