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19th Annual Spring Conference
March 26-28 2018

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What We Do

  • Advocacy
    NHSA is firmly committed to serving as a leading voice in support of government policies and programs that serve disadvantaged pregnant women, babies and families.
  • Evaluation Work Group
    The Healthy Start Evaluation Work Group was created by the National Healthy Start Association in February 2011 to address the need for establishing the Healthy Start design as an evidence-based model.
  • Healthcare Navigator Program - #GetCovered
    One of the key features of the ACA is Establishing Consumer Assistance Programs in the States. Under the law, states that apply receive federal grants to help set up or expand independent offices to help consumers navigate the private health insurance system. The programs hire Navigators.
  • Healthy Start Leadership Training Institute
    The Healthy Start Leadership Training Institute (HSLTI) was initiated in 2007 to provide technical assistance, training and support to the Project Directors of the federally funded Healthy Start projects throughout the country.
  • Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign
    Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has developed a campaign, “Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance,” to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life.
  • Partnership to Eliminate Disparities
    In 2008, CityMatCH, AMCHP, and NHSA, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation*, created the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality, with an aim to decrease racial disparities in infant mortality in U.S. urban areas. The Infant Mortality and Racism ALC is the first project of the Partnership.
  • Male Involvement
    Healthy Start projects over the years have consistently expressed a need to make Healthy Start sites more father-inclusive, by involving dads in program activities and in the lives of their children, and the promotion of responsible fatherhood with or without marriage.
  • Show Your Love Campaign
    Show Your Love is a campaign developed by the CDC National Preconception Health Consumer Workgroup. The campaign is expected to launch Valentine’s Week, February 2013 and is designed to improve the health of women and babies by promoting preconception health (PCH) and health care.
  • Spring Conference
    The 18th Annual Spring Conference themed, Championing Equity in Our Communities...25 Years and Counting, will be held April 1-5, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

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Saving Our Nation's Babies: The Impact of the Federal Healthy Start Initiative

Check our our 2nd Edition! It chronicles the birth of Healthy Start and NHSA and includes profiles and photographs from the federally-funded Healthy Start Initiatives.