Healthy Start offers services and support for mothers, children and their families before, during and after pregnancy. Give your baby a Healthy Start. We’re here for you.


Many things contribute to a healthy and safe pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a family, Kansas City Healthy Start can help you get the information and services you need to have a healthy baby, raise a healthy family and keep yourself healthy and strong.

Community health workers will provide help signing up for health insurance and finding a doctor for mom and baby; setting goals for a healthy lifestyle; parenting education for mom and the father of the baby; referral and resource information for breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, food and housing assistance and job training programs.

Our staff are people who know your community, speak your language and respect you.

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Erica’s Story – 2015



Kansas City Healthy Start is open to women who are pregnant or have an infant under the age of 18 months, and live in one of the following ZIP-code areas:

Missouri: 64109, 64111, 64124, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64130 and 64132.
Kansas: 66101, 66102, 66104, 66105, 66106 or 66111.

To get more information or refer a friend to Kansas City Healthy Start, please use our REFERRAL FORM.


Locations in Kansas:

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative at Swope Health Wyandotte
Bethany Medical Bldg.
21 North 12th Street, Suite 400
Kansas City, KS 66102
(816) 923-5800

Locations in Missouri:

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative at
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
825 Euclid Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64124
(816) 474-4920

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative at
Swope Health Central
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 923-5800

MCHC Office
1734 E. 63rd Street Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 283-6242
Call for appointment.


How Healthy Start Helps


As a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition, the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative provides case management, health education, screening for perinatal depression, post-partum continuity of care and services to address fathering issues.

Kansas City Healthy Start video

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What can Kansas City Healthy Start do for me?”
Your Community Health Worker can:

  • Help you sign up for health insurance and find a doctor for you and your baby,
  • Provide referral and resource information for you and the father of the baby,
  • Connect you to nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and food assistance,
  • Provide education and counseling about alcohol and drug abuse during and after pregnancy,
  • Connect you to housing assistance,
  • Give you parenting education,
  • Help you set goals for a healthy lifestyle,
  • Refer you to job training programs,
  • Connect you with support groups
    …and much more!




Jean Craig, PhD

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative Program Manager (816) 283-6242 Ext. 225


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April 1, 2019: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H49MC01449 titled Healthy Start Initiative for grant amount $950,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.