Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
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.
- 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.
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
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