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  • NEW Healthy Start Program by Centerstone

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities, and achieving health equity.

    The purpose of the Healthy Start (HS) program is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes.

    Healthy Start is a federal program dedicated to reducing disparities in maternal and infant health status in high risk communities. Healthy Start supports women before, during, and after pregnancy by addressing their health and social service needs, strengthening family resilience, and engaging community partners to enhance systems of care.

    Healthy Start works to assure access to culturally competent, family-centered and comprehensive health and social services for women, infants and their families.
     
    Healthy Start serves women of reproductive age, pregnant women, mothers who have just given birth, and infants and families from birth to the child’s second birthday. Healthy Start involves fathers throughout, and supports couples with reproductive life planning.
     
    Healthy Start programs participate in Community action networks (CANs) that mobilize health care, social service and other providers to coordinate services, and steer local action to address social determinants of health related to poor birth outcomes.
     
    Some of the things we help with:
    Health screenings
    Mom + baby well visits
    Safe sleep practices
    Tobacco cessation
    Parenting Support
    Diapers and other supplies
    And Many More!