Starting Strong with Jackson Care Connect

Starting Strong

A Jackson Care Connect program for pregnant women and new families.

To give you and your baby the best possible start in life, Starting Strong offers incentives for pregnant women, new moms and babies up to four years of age.

As a Jackson Care Connect member, you can receive vouchers from our community partners for taking healthy actions like:

  • Attending prenatal provider and dental appointments
  • Bringing your baby to well-child check-ups
  • Attending childbirth preparation, parenting, nutrition and diabetes management classes
  • Keeping appointments with social workers, counselors, and at WIC

Visit the Starting Strong Store

  • Spend your vouchers on diapers, diaper bags, onesies and more
    see complete list of items and voucher costs
  • First time visitors receive an infant toothbrush
  • Enter a monthly drawing for a maternity photo session from Bellamy Bee


702 W. Main St., Medford
(across the street from the Rogue Valley Family YMCA)




Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: Noon – 6 p.m.

2017 Holiday Office Closures

January 1 - New Years Day
January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
May 30 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 4 - Labor Day
November 22Office early closure at 3 p.m.
November 23Thanksgiving Day
November 24 - Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 - Christmas Day


Community Partners

Receive Vouchers to Spend at the Starting Strong Store From Participating Clinics and Services:


  • Family Nurturing Center
  • Early Head Start
  • Jackson County Health & Human Services
  • La Clinica
  • La Clinica Dental
  • On Track
  • Providence Medical Group/Pediatrics
  • Providence Medical Group/OB-Gyn Health Center
  • Rogue Community Health (formerly Community Health Center)
  • Rogue Valley Family YMCA
  • Southern Oregon Pediatrics
  • WIC


Available from WIC

Jackson County Public Health
140 S. Holly Street, Medford
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Child CPR
  • Story Time
  • Calorie Cuttin’ Comfort Foods
  • How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children
  • Your Child’s Dental Health
  • Infant Nutrition
  • 7 Secrets of Baby Behavior
  • 1-2-3 Magic – Effective Discipline Method

Available from the Rogue Valley Family YMCA

Rogue Valley Family YMCA
522 West 6th Street, Medford

Tammy Miller, Wellness Supervisor 
(541) 772-6295 x106

  • 12 Weeks to a Healthier New You (in English and Spanish)
  • Junior Wellness – Kids on the Move
  • Nutrition Works
  • Prenatal Classes:
    • Tai Chi
    • Continuing Tai Chi
    • Easy Does it Aerobics
    • Easy Does it Step
    • Easy Does it Toning
    • Restorative Yoga
    • ZUMBA Gold
    • Shallow Water Fitness
    • Water Step Aerobics
    • Water Wellness

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