Healthy Start Initiative

To eliminate disparities in perinatal infant and maternal health by: enhancing a community's health care infrastructure and service system and a State's infrastructure; and directing resources and interventions to improve access to, utilization of, and full participation in comprehensive perinatal and

women's health services, particularly for women and infants at higher risk for poor health outcomes.
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Examples of Funded Projects

From pregnancy either to the next pregnancy or 2 years post delivery for the mother and infant, every Healthy Start project assures the availability of a core set of services and system building activities to the perinatal population in the project area.

Projects include a consortium, case management, outreach, health education, screening and referral for depression, collaboration with State Title V, a local health system action plan, and plans for sustainability.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 18-12, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-0543.
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