In The Loop With
Healthy Start
In this issue:
  • 11th Annual "Dancing With The Martin Stars" is just DAYS away!
  • Staffing & program highlights
  • 13 dads graduated from the Father & Child Resource Center's "InsideOut" program
  • Doula world is in full force!
  • Spreading the Healthy Start name
The 11th Annual Dancing With The Martin Stars is September 24th at 7PM at The Lyric!
The theatre tickets are sold out, but livestream tickets are available! Join us at Hudson's On The River to watch the show with other Martin Stars fans at our watch party (no ticket necessary), or click the ticket below to get your virtual ticket to watch the livestream show from anywhere!
Staffing Highlights
Client Services Specialist - Sellian Cruz
Sellian Cruz, Client Services Specialist, joined the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition in late June 2022. Being a South Florida native, Sellian is thrilled to find a new chapter of work servicing families on the Treasure Coast.

Being a servant and of service takes passion, dedication, and commitment, which are some of the values Sellian holds close. She is passionate about working with families of Martin County by assisting with their needs. She believes connecting families with resources is essential for building healthy families. Also, being a mother, she considers "community" vital when raising children.

Being a part of the Healthy Start organization and seeing the heart it has for families is why she accepted to join the team.

Sellian is married and a mother of two. She truly loves spending quality time with her family, and some other "F" words that are important to her are faith, friends, and food. Lastly, creating new memories is what she loves to do best.

Sellian is excited about being part of Healthy Start’s impact on the community and ensuring that mommas and babies are afforded the opportunity of a healthy start.
Manager Of Strategic Impact - Angela Aulisio
Angela Aulisio, Manager Of Strategic Impact, joined the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition in September 2022 as the Manager of Strategic Impact. She is thrilled to be part of the team and is passionate about health equity and increasing access to care for everyone.

Angela is a native Floridian from Lakeland, FL and has an older brother and 2 younger sisters. In 2014 she moved to the Treasure Coast from Tucson to be closer to family. Angela comes to us from Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, where she was the Community Engagement Coordinator for the past 5 years. Her favorite part of that experience was advocating for and serving individuals in our community to create sustainable change.

She received her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Hotel & Resort Management from Florida Southern College and her Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida.

She is the dog mom to 2 rescues, Koal and Paisley, that keep her on her toes. She enjoys the arts and is particularly fond of dance and aerial art, having attended a performing & visual arts high school. She enjoys traveling, being in nature, paddle boarding, and snorkeling.

She is deeply honored to be part of a team that works diligently to create meaningful impact and to ensure that families thrive.
Program Highlights
Healthy Start Maternal Health Equity Initiative
Martin County Healthy Start has a new initiative called the Healthy Start Maternal Health Equity Initiative. Through community partnerships, the Maternal Health Equity Initiative builds an integrated structure of cultural awareness within our perinatal system of care to improve maternal and infant birth outcomes in Martin County.

Our Maternal Safety Team (MST), composed of Equity Leaders from community prenatal and postpartum providers and stakeholders, champions and instills a sense of ownership for exceptional and equitable care within each of their representative maternal touchpoints in the community.

To join our MST, you are invited to attend the first MST meeting on September 30, 2022 at Healthy Start Conference room at 12pm. Lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact Anastasia Anderson, Clinical Provider Liaison:

Office Cell: (772) 678-8360     Email:
Maternal Safety Team Meeting
Healthy Start Conference Room, 969 SE Federal Hwy, Suite 401, Stuart, FL 34997

09/30/22 12:00pm - 09/30/22 1:00pm

Join our first MST meeting to see how we as a community can ensure every mom has a healthy pregnancy and every baby is born healthy.
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Con"dad"ulations to 13 dads from the Father & Child Resource Center!
Join us in saying con"dad"ulations to the 13 dads that recently graduated from the The David Cardno Father Child Resource Center's 12-week dad course! These dads followed the "InsideOut Dad" curriculum for 12 weeks, and have put in the work to be the best dads they can be!
Our Doula World Is On Fire!
The past month has brought abundance to the Doula Program! We trained 11 new Spanish-speaking doulas in late August and are working diligently to get them ready to serve our community! We have continued to support local families and welcomed many new little humans in the process! We are so grateful for the collaboration with Cleveland clinic as our program grows!
We have been busy with community outreach!
Martin County InterAgency Coalition Fair
Student Volunteer Fair at the Clark Advanced Learning Center
Annual Breastfeeding Celebration Event
How you can help end diaper need
1 in 3 U.S. families experience diaper need.

We want to change that. Please visit our AmazonSmile charity list and consider donating if you feel led. We can never have enough wipes and size 5 and 6 diapers!