BCFS Health and Human Services is a nonprofit organization with an array of capabilities. The Texas-based organization is part of a global nonprofit group that provides for families and youth by supporting youth in foster care and fostering families, protecting victims of domestic violence, aiding homeless youth and families, and providing medical care for expectant mothers.
One of the organization’s programs is called Healthy Start, intended to support expecting and new mothers with a variety of assets. It’s designed to provide expectant mothers and mothers of children under 18 months with routine medical care, educational services, and other help.
Healthy Start’s stated goals include broadening access to care in the community and preventing infant mortality. Healthy Start provides services that include lab and pharmacy capabilities, medical care, educational content, resources, and program-registration assistance. BCFS Health and Human Services operates a mobile care unit to expand the usage of Healthy Start. This mobile vehicle features medical center capabilities and offers moms options for how they access their routine medical care.
Healthy Start and the mobile unit are emblematic of BCFS Health and Human Services’ broader goals of building trust among community residents and the organization. It frequently revises and improves services such as Healthy Start to engage and support more residents who need assistance.