Healthy Start Grant Recipients
sak2 at cdc.gov
Tue Sep 30 12:28:00 PDT 1997
Hello. Below is a DHHS press release announcing 40 new
Healthy Start Grant recipients.
Public Health Nutritionist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
sak2 at cdc.gov
Date: September 26, 1997
For Release: Immediately
Contact: HRSA Press Office (301) 443-3376
Headline: HHS ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION IN HEALTHY START
GRANTS TO REDUCE HIGH INFANT MORTALITY RATES
HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala announced today Healthy Start
grants totaling $50 million to 40 new communities with high infant
mortality rates. These new grants raise the number of Healthy Start
communities to 60.
Healthy Start grants stress personal responsibility,
community commitment and involvement, increased access to health
and social services, and innovation to curtail infant mortality rates
and low birth weight babies. Each Healthy Start community is
empowered to strengthen families and communities with coordinated
community resources and outreach offering pregnant women and
newborn babies the benefit of early medical care and advice.
"The five-year Healthy Start Initiative has demonstrated what
works," said Secretary Shalala. "The best way to make sure babies
are healthier is for all pregnant women to get early prenatal care,
adequate housing, and support from family and friends. Now the
Clinton administration is investing in 40 additional communities
which will build partnerships and services that make a difference."
These communities will use Healthy Start's nine models to
address infant mortality, low birth weight and other health concerns
affecting women, infants and their families. Models are:
community-based consortia, outreach and client recruitment, case
coordination/case management, family resource centers and clinical
services, risk prevention and reduction, service linkages, training
and education and adolescent programs.
"The Healthy Start grants offer a vital lifeline to the
youngest, smallest and most vulnerable Americans before and after
their births," said Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H., acting
administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.
'Improving health care access for all babies and their parents pays
off in healthier children, families and communities."
During the demonstration phase, Healthy Start projects formed
local coalitions of consumers, health care providers, businesses and
other organizations. The coalitions developed aggressive,
community-based strategies to improve local systems of care and
address adverse perinatal outcomes, such as low birth weight and
infant death. In addition, residents from the demonstration
communities were recruited, trained, and employed as case managers
and outreach providers.
The 40 grants are administered by the Healthy Start Initiative
in HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. HRSA is the lead HHS
agency for improving access to health care for all Americans.
A list of HRSA's new Healthy Start grantees is attached.
HHS news releases are available on the World Wide Web at:
HRSA#s 40 new Healthy Start grantees and their funding levels
Mobile County Health Department, Mobile, Ala. 1,790,740
Fresno County Health Department, Fresno, Calif. 1,342,661
San Bernandino County Department of Public Health,
San Bernandino, Calif.
The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven,
New Haven, Conn.
Department of Health, Washington, D.C. 1,452,648
Medical Center of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Del. 2,100,000
University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
Pinellas County Health Department,
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership
for Children and Families, Augusta, Ga.
South Central Health District, Dublin, Ga. 799,172
Sinai Family Health Center, Chicago, Ill.
Southside Health Consortium, Chicago, Ill. 2,011,742
So. Illinois Health Care Foundation, Inc.,
East St. Louis, Ill.
Aunt Martha's Youth Center, Inc., Matteson, Ill. 871,014
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County,
Visiting Nurses Services, Des Moines, Iowa 1,088,563
Wichita-Sedgwick County Department, Wichita, Kan. 630,821
Jefferson County Fiscal Court, Louisville, Ky. 2,046,199
Whitley County Health Department, Williamsburg, Ky. 307,448
Kalamazoo County Government, Nazereth, Mich. 624,843
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.,
Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich.
Heart of America United Way, Kansas City, Mo. 1,570,254
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resources, Kirkwood, Mo. 652,359
Housing Authority of Omaha, Omaha, Neb. 440,000
South New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative,
Buffalo Perinatal Regional Task Force for
Comprehensive Prenatal Care, Buffalo, N.Y. 702,364
The Center for Children and Families,
New York, N.Y.
Perinatal Network of Monroe County,
Onondaga County Health Department,
State of North Carolina, Raleigh, N. C.
Tulsa City-County Health Department,
Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, Ore. 914,972
Rogue Family Health Center, White City, Ore. 919,211
Crozer-Keystone Health System, Media, Pa. 384,823
Maternal and Child Health Consortium,
West Chester, Pa.
Puerto Rico Department of Health,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, S.C. 1,544,235
South Carolina State Office of Rural Health,
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Va. 2,096,007
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.,
Lac du Flambeau, Wis.
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