The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces the availability of funds for a new cooperative agreement entitled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project (SHSPP). This funding opportunity
announcement (FOA) seeks to administer a cooperative agreement that will assist in strengthening the implementation of Healthy Start (HS) activities by providing capacity building assistance (CBA), as defined in the Background section below, including ongoing technical assistance, training and education to Healthy Start grantees in the implementation of the program¿s five approaches to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes. The SHSPP will ensure effectiveness and efficiency in grantee implementation of components of the Healthy Start models, and by ensuring uniformity and credibility in implementation of the Healthy Start program activities. The five approaches are:
1) improving women¿s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation.