Author Topic: Feds Spending $82 Million 'Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health'  (Read 233 times)

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The grant funding description states the five goals of the programs HHS wants developed:

Improving women’s health;
Promoting quality services;
Strengthening family resilience;
Achieving collective impact; and
Increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. asked HHS to explain two of those goals — what does it mean to strengthen family resilience and how programs will be “achieving collective impact."

"Resilience refers to the ability of an individual, family, organization, or community to cope with adversity and adapt to challenges or change, which include for example, supporting mental and behavioral health care,” Martin Kramer, director of communications at HRSA, told

"Healthy Start grantees will support coordination, integration, and mutually reinforcing activities among health, social services, and other providers and key leaders in the community in order to achieve collective impact,” Kramer told also asked how the beneficiaries of these programs will be identified.

"The Healthy Start program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes,” Kramer told "Healthy Start grants are awarded to communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1½ times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birth weight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality) in order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy.

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