Omaha Healthy Start (OHS)

Give your kids a healthy start.

Omaha Healthy Start is here to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy.

This program was established due to the high infant mortality rate in Douglas County for Black and African American families. Racial and ethnic differences impact the health and well-being of pregnant people, infants, and children. We know our Omaha families are doing their best, but sometimes you need more support.

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you’re a seasoned parent or guardian, Omaha Healthy Start is here to help. We offer family and life planning, one-on-one support, maternal health services, fatherhood services, co-parenting coaching, incentives, and educational classes that address prenatal care, childbirth, infant care, parenting, breastfeeding, and nutrition.


Our Omaha Healthy Start program is proud to serve:

  • Pregnant people
  • Parents with children under 12 months
  • Guardians of children under 12 months
  • Residents of Douglas County

Omaha Healthy Start Services

We understand that you may face greater risks and barriers to achieving positive health outcomes. Omaha Healthy Start is here to help with:

  • Education and training on all stages of pregnancy
    • Reproductive life planning
    • Prenatal and postpartum
    • Well-baby and youth care
  • Adult, infant, and toddler health assessments and screenings
  • Support in identifying a primary medical provider
  • Pregnancy, STI testing, and counseling referrals
  • Women’s health & wellness needs
  • Nutrition & Fitness Resources

Family Life Planning Services

  • Medical, Dental & Behavioral Health services
  • Resources and referrals for housing needs
  • Employment and job readiness resources
  • Completing educational goals
  • Financial management referrals
  • Assessing emergency service needs

Fatherhood Services

A program by men for men, promoting supportive services and education and training programs designed to help improve skills as responsible and engaged fathers. The program covers:

  • Effective parenting and co-parenting
  • Goal planning and implementation
  • Healthy and effective communication resources
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Healthy relationship counseling
  • One-on-one coaching resources

Our Partners

This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Healthy Start Initiative.

Our Locations

With locations across North Omaha, you can find the quality care you need, close to home.

Call now to schedule an appointment: 402.451.3553

View Locations
The Charles Drew Grant Street building.