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Philadelphia Healthy Start Philadelphia Healthy Start is part of a national program to reduce infant mortality (any death of a baby before age two). Too many babies die each year in Philadelphia. Many of these deaths can be prevented. When women get early prenatal care, their babies are more likely to be healthy.
In 1991, Philadelphia was selected by the Department of Health and Human Services as one of 15 sites to pilot Healthy Start, an innovative, community-based program to reduce infant mortality. Browse brochures with more information about the history of Healthy Start in Philadelphia, and what to expect from your Healthy Start group.
Our Healthy Start program provides case management, home visiting, and health education to help pregnant women get the care they need to have healthy babies. Family planning services. Prenatal care. Pediatric care. Care they need between pregnancies (interconceptional care).
Continuing education and training on best practices for Healthy Start staff and community partners Awardees partner within local communities to build upon a community’s existing resources to improve the quality of, and access to, health care and other supports. Every Healthy Start project has a Community Action Network (CAN).
As of 2021, HRSA awarded over $100 million to 101 Healthy Start Award Recipients in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Local projects have an impact on not just the individual, but also the overall community by conducting activities such as: