Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Projects should provide prenatal services for women and
services for infants and families for the first 18 months
- Improve access to quality healthcare and services for
women, infants, children, and families through outreach,
care coordination, health education, and linkage to
- 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
Eligible applicants include any domestic public or
private entity, including faith-based and community-based
organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.
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:
Links to the full announcement and online application
process are available through
Additional information is available on the
Healthy Start website.
Access · Care coordination · Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Women
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