Healthy Start grants to health and social service organizations in communities with high rates of infant mortality have helped reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improve health outcomes for mothers and children for 22 years.
The Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health 2014 funding opportunity represented a substantial change in the program.
The funding opportunity comprised three grant competitions:
Funded projects will focus on activities built on the Healthy Start model:
Applications were due March 31.
Health Care Services
prenatal, postpartum, well-baby, adolescent care, family planning and women's health
case management, outreach, home visiting, adolescent pregnancy prevention, childbirth education, parenting skill-building, youth self-esteem building, transportation, translation, child care, breastfeeding and nutrition education, father support, housing assistance, job training, prison/jail services
Public Health Services
immunization and health education