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Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.926
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 27, 2018

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Benita Baker, MS

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Tonya Randall


The Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program provides grants for high-risk communities with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates of other adverse perinatal outcomes. The program's goal is to reduce disparities in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of disparity populations. HRSA plans to award up to 25 grants for projects serving rural communities in an effort to address unique needs and challenges, such as access to care and changing population characteristics.

Projects should provide prenatal services for women and services for infants and families for the first 18 months after birth.

Projects should:

  • Improve access to quality healthcare and services for women, infants, children, and families through outreach, care coordination, health education, and linkage to health insurance
  • Strengthen the health workforce, specifically those individuals responsible for providing direct services
  • Build healthy communities and ensure ongoing, coordinated, comprehensive services are provided in the most efficient manner through effective service delivery
  • Promote and improve health equity by connecting with appropriate organizations

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $892,000 in year 1 and $950,000 per year for years 2-5
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 100
Estimated total program funding: $95,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Additional information is available on the Healthy Start website.

Tagged as
Access · Care coordination · Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Women

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