Media Release

Healthy Baby Home Visit Program Request for Proposals

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:45 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is issuing a Request for Proposals for the Healthy Baby Home Visit Program (HBHVP). Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m., on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Alachua County Community Support Services office (218 S.E. 24th St., Gainesville). HBHVP seeks to support all new mothers and babies in Alachua County.

View details about the Healthy Baby Home Visit Program.

View the Request for Proposals.

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, breastfeeding, 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. This program will be available to every new mother in Alachua County if she chooses to participate. 

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 – this program advances this mission. 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).