The Hertford-Northampton Smart Start Partnership for Children works with many different local agencies that provide health related services to children and families and works to identify needed programs and services as well as resources to meet those needs. Often, programs exist but are not being utilized. Sometimes duplication of services are noted. The Partnership was formed to eliminate those duplications and fill the voids in the service delivery system.
Through a collaboration with the Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, the Hertford County Public Health Authority provides screening for infants and young children treated at area hospitals for health and developmental problems, makes referrals for services, and provides inpatient education to new mothers.
The Hertford County Public Health Authority also provides promotion and support to women who want to breastfeed their infants through the In-Home Breastfeeding Support Program.