Chipola Healthy Start Coalition

Calhoun & Liberty Counties

Program Manager: Marissa Barfield
Care Coordinators: Yolanda Cooper, Katrina Sims, Whitney Tharp

Address: 19611 SR 20 West, Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone: (850) 674-5645
Fax: (850) 674-5420
Address: 10971 NW Spring St., Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-2292
Fax: (850) 643-2306

September's Employee of the Month: Katrina Sims

Katrina Sims

Katrina Sims has been serving as Care Coordinator with the Calhoun-Liberty Healthy Start program since February 2007. Katrina has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Healthy Start and specializes in doing Pregnancy Medicaid applications for the local CHD.

When serving her clients, Katrina always offers a smile and an encouraging word. One of her passions is car safety, where she’s participated in numerous car seat checkpoints and classes for Calhoun-Liberty Healthy Start. Clients always have positive feedback when it comes to their interactions with Katrina; they never fail to say how she treated them like they were important, listening attentively to their stories and concerns.

Calhoun/Liberty Healthy Start Hosts Comprehensive Childbirth Series

Marissa Barfield

    The Calhoun/Liberty Healthy Start program held a four-week comprehensive childbirth series, “Beautiful Beginnings,” at the Florida Department of Health in Calhoun County. The class was held on Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm. Six mothers-to-be learned all about the childbirth process, breastfeeding, SIDS prevention, newborn care, and postpartum in a fun, interactive class setting. Each participant received a pack-and-play and a sleep sack for completing the course. Calhoun/Liberty Healthy Start will be hosting this class quarterly in the community to realize their mission to decrease infant mortality, while increasing breastfeeding rates and awareness.

    Pictured from left to right (back): Care Coordinator Yolanda Cooper, Kayla Barton, Erin Glass, Brittny Bodiford, Susan Brown, Care Coordinators Katrina Sims and Cindy Grantham; front: Lorena Mazariegos and Silvia Aguilar.

Healthy Start Grateful for Spirit of Giving

Marissa Barfield

Show Your Love Campaign Supporting Prenatal Health

Marissa Barfield