Healthy Families Florida
While the state of Florida hopes that all people will seek
insurance coverage, we know that many families simply cannot
afford it. That is why the Healthy Families Florida program
was designed to help give parents the tools they need to keep
their families healthy and cared for in a suitable manner.
This community initiative brings trained professionals into
the homes n specified areas of the state to help parents interact
better with their children, give them the tools they need to
help their children grow up healthy and offer solutions that
help prevent child abuse.
Designed within the model of the extremely successful national
program, this initiative has been researched and tested to show
its effectiveness. One of the biggest parts of the program is
to target new parents and help them navigate the scary road
of parenting a newborn. Our trained professionals come into
the homes to help show parents how to diffuse potentially stressful
situations before they become to overwhelming and lead to abuse,
neglect or dysfunction.
The Healthy Families Florida program offers new parents the
skills they need to solve problems that come up in the home.
They show these recipients how to have a healthy family relationship
and where to find the care they need to help their children
be healthy and happy. Part of this program is to educate them
on the importance of insurance. While many of these program
participants are from lower income areas, health insurance is
not something they really know about. The in-home helpers let
them know the many reasons that health insurance is not only
important for their children but for themselves as well.
Not only are they educated on the importance but they are also
given resources to obtain coverage. Participants can be in the
program for as long as five years to help them build the foundation
they need to have a healthy family in the state of Florida.