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Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

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

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Benita Baker, MS
301.443.0543
MCHBHealthyStart@hrsa.gov

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Tonya Randall
301.594.4259
trandall@hrsa.gov

Purpose

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
Eligibility

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

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
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 grants.gov.

Additional information is available on the Healthy Start website.

Tagged as
Access · Care coordination · Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Women



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