News

As NHSA has news and updates to share, we’ll post them here. We’ll also post articles and other news from the Healthy Start projects. (The initial articles represent three eras of Healthy Start. Members: send your news and updates to NHSA’s webmaster for publication.)

Cleveland MomsFirst “Original 15” Project

Founded in 1991, the Cleveland MomsFirst Project is one of the original 15 Healthy Start sites. MomsFirst targets African American women in Cleveland’s most impoverished neighborhoods, with special efforts to reach adolescents, as well as homeless, substance abusing or incarcerated women.

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Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Replication Phase Project

The Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start (MBHS) is located in Sikeston, Missouri, and is considered a “rural” project with a five-county service region. MBHS’s grantee is the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc. (MBRC), a non-profit entity.

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UH Houston Healthy Start 2019 New Project

The University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work is the grantee for the Healthy Start project in Houston. Led by Associate Professor, Dr. McClain Sampson, the UH Healthy Start Initiative is the largest program in Houston designed to explicitly address these longstanding perinatal health disparities.

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