About Us

The Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County (HSCOC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that was established by legislation (F.S. 383.14) in 1992 to decrease Florida's high infant mortality rate, low birth weight babies and to improve health and developmental outcomes for all children. ​Healthy Start Coalitions across the state are charged with developing and implementing quality systems of care by funding maternal and child health programs in the community.

The implications of having healthy babies for the community are vast: for every $1 spent on preventing an unhealthy birth, $6 is saved in neonatal intensive care costs, recurrent hospital/medical expenses, exceptional student education, child abuse/neglect investigations, disability and dependency costs.

The HSCOC is Committed to Reducing Our Rates of Poor Birth Outcomes.


The Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County's mission is to improve maternal and child health in Orange County through community partnerships.


Our vision is to be the leader in maternal and child health to ensure that all babies have a "healthy start."


Our goals are to ensure pregnant women have access to care and to improve maternal and infant health while reducing the number of preterm births, low birth weight babies, and infant mortality.