The Best Start Program

In the first year of a baby’s life, parents are faced with making vital decisions that will give their child the best start to a healthy life. During this critical time, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation (RMCHF) is committed to supporting Colorado parents through the Best Start Program. By providing evidence-based resources and education, our aim is to ensure that every newborn in Colorado has a safe place to sleep, can reap the benefits of human milk as their first food and will thrive by building a strong and healthy brain.

RMCHF, in partnership with The Baby Box Co., is passionate about this program and committed to leveraging additional resources through its statewide network of hospitals, clinics and public health and government agencies to ensure accessibility for all expecting and new parents in Colorado.

Learn more about the three components of the Best Start Program:

  • Safe sleep and reducing infant mortality
  • Breastfeeding and human milk as baby’s first food
  • Brain building activities so children can thrive

Receive a Best Start baby box through the Best Start Program

It only takes a few simple steps for new and expecting parents in Colorado to get their free Best Start baby box. Visit Baby Box University to access the online syllabus educational component. Follow the instructions below to pre-certify for the Best Start Program.

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  1. Enroll online into the Best Start Program to access valuable resources and to receive your free Best Start baby box by visiting BabyBoxUniversity.com.
  2. After signing up for Baby Box University, navigate to the Baby Box University Syllabuses and click Colorado Best Start Program.
  3. Watch the 10-15-minute Colorado syllabus and complete the short quiz. You will receive a certificate of completion.
  4. Take a screenshot or print out your completion certificate and then select local pick-up for your Baby Box. Bring your Baby Box University certificate to the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation office at 5394 Marshall Street, Arvada, CO 80002 or the closest participating distribution site to collect your Best Start baby box.

Find a Best Start Program distribution center near you.

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For more information, please contact us at BestStart@rmchildren.org or 720.507.0923.

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The dollars that go to RMCHF go directly to patients and their families and that sets this foundation apart from others where fundraising is for the bricks and the mortar and the equipment. It’s really for the families and the patients. -Dr. Steve Leonard

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