Healthy Start Initiative – Enhanced

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Eligible Entities

City or township governments Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Private institutions of higher education Special district governments Independent school districts County governments State governments. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.

Focus Area

The purpose of HSE is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce the well-documented racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes.1,2,3 HSE is intended to support projects in diverse communities and populations (e.g., rural, urban, non-Hispanic Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native [AI/AN]) experiencing the greatest disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes. HSE has two focus areas: 1) providing direct and enabling services (e.g., screening and referrals, case management and care coordination, health and parenting education, and linkage to clinical care to enrolled HSE participants; and 2) convening Community Consortia comprised of diverse multi-sector partners that advise and inform HSE activities and develop and implement plans to improve perinatal outcomes within the selected project area.


Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

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