Healthy Beginnings

Our Community. Our Commitment.

About Healthy Beginnings

We believe every parent deserves the resources to build a limitless life for their children and families. By working closely with our community partners, we are building a culture of health, ensuring children and their families, regardless of life circumstances, have an opportunity to be prosperous and live the healthiest life they can.

Services Offered

  • Nurse home visiting care/support for pregnant moms & their families (the ONLY home visiting services of its kind in the area with interpreter services)
  • Mobile Clinic services
  • Child and family education
  • Employment opportunities
  • Healthy food access
  • Many more being developed with partners!

For Moms

Being a mom isn't easy, we get that. We can help.

The Healthy Beginnings initiative is bringing an evidence based framework to the Champaign-Urbana community. You’ll meet with an experienced nurse you can trust, before and after your baby is born. Every 1-3 weeks, you’ll meet with a nurse right in the comfort of your home.

That’s where building your relationship with the nurse starts. Once enrolled, we will work with you and your family to help bring the healthcare and support you need. As you continue to grow in parenthood, we will provide resources that fit your individual circumstances and develop our relationship together.

Who can participate

Who can participate. The service is free. It’s for moms living in the Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy area who are pregnant.

Healthy Beginnings is about building an ongoing relationship with a nurse you can trust. Our goal is to help you create a positive life for your family.

Healthy choices for you and your family

Goals to set up you and your family for a positive future

A solid plan for when your baby arrives

A supportive relationship for your child's strong start

Support and info for the whole family

Networking with local community resources to assist families

Our Team

Our team is comprised of a dynamic and passionate group of professionals who are equipped with specialized skills to help families in need. They are dedicated to working with families to connect them with our community network and the best healthcare resources available.

Julianna Sellett, DNP, MBA, RN

Vice President

Jonathan Woods, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Executive Director

Ashley Polnitz, MSN, RN, CLC

Nurse Supervisor

Tess Bailey, MD, MS, FAAFP

Associate Medical Director

Kristen Farney, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager

Haley Ogle, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Supervisor

Contact Us

To enroll or refer someone