Media Release

Healthy Baby Home Visit Program Pre-Proposal Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board is hosting a Healthy Baby Home Visit Program Pre-Proposal Conference on February 24, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alachua County Health Department, Thomas Coward Auditorium (218 S.E. 24th Avenue, Gainesville). This workshop is the first step in the process that will lead to Alachua County issuing a Request for Proposals. Those interested in providing services in the future are encouraged to attend.

View details about the Healthy Baby Home Visit Program.

Workshop topics include:

  • Discussions on the intent of the program
  • Seeking ideas and suggestions from attendees
  • Question and answer period

The focus of the Healthy Baby Home Visit Program is to arrange visits by a registered nurse to assess the physical, social, and emotional health of mothers and babies. They will also provide guidance on issues such as family bonding, breast-feeding, healthy sleeping habits, infant safety (car seats, pool safety, etc.), and infant growth and development. A key component of this visit will be the early identification of needs and referrals for appropriate services.

The Alachua County Commission created the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB) with the overarching goal to assure all Alachua County children are ready to enter kindergarten. The Commission appropriated $1.2 million to fund programs directed at early childhood development with an emphasis on children, prenatal to age five, and their families.

For more information, contact Alachua County Community Support Services Assistant Director Tom Tonkavich at 352-264-6738 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).