tree with different Smart Start Suffolk partners
Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Provider of County health resources

Suffolk County Department of Health Services' Division of Services for Children with Special Needs

Assists with referral support for evaluations and navigation of Early Intervention and Preschool Special education programs

Office of Minority Health

Wellness education

Suffolk County Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC)

Conducts participant outreach & provider of home visits on health

Suffolk County The Division of Services for Children with Special Needs

Suffolk County The Division of Services for Children with Special Needs Assists with referral support for evaluations and navigation of Early Intervention and Preschool Special education programs

Docs for Tots Help Me Grow

Provider of developmental screening

ParentChild+

Provider of home visits on literacy

Sun River Health

Conducts participant outreach & baby mapping for family resources

Economic Opportunity Council (EOC)

Baby mapping provider to identify resources for parents in Wyandanch and Bellport

Suffolk County Department of Social Services

Provider of resources for Family Stability

East End Birth Network

Conducts participant outreach

NYS Birth Through 5 Project (NYSB5)

Provider of Welcome Baby Bag materials

Smart Start Community Health Navigators

Provider of 1-to-1 parent training home visits on attachment, trauma, and executive functioning as well as referral source for family needs.


Meet the Smart Start Community Health Navigators
Health Navigator Shameka Brown

Shameka

Hello, my name is Shameka Brown I’m so excited about this opportunity. I have a background in education and in the healthcare industry. My passion is education, social injustice and community development. I love to create platforms for children to learn and develop their skills and talents through workshops like cooking classes and young entrepreneurship classes. I feel that all children should have the same opportunities as their peers in their community to help them thrive in their environment and in their lives.

Words to live by: "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you" - John Bunyan