Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
What is Healthy Start?
Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a federal program dedicated to reducing disparities (differences in health) in maternal and infant health status in high risk communities. Healthy Start supports men and women before, during and after pregnancy by addressing their health and social service needs, strengthening family resilience, and engaging community partners to enhance systems of care. Healthy Start works to assure access to culturally competent, family-centered, and comprehensive health and social services for men, women, infants and their families.
Who does Healthy Start serve?
Healthy Start works in communities (zip code areas 33701, 33702, 33705, 33707, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33755 and 33756) with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the national average, and high rates of low birth weight, preterm birth, and maternal mortality. Healthy Start serves women of reproductive age (ages 14-45), pregnant women, mothers who have just given birth, and infants and families from birth to the child’s second birthday. Healthy Start involves fathers throughout and supports couples with reproductive life planning.
Healthy Start is rooted in the Community
Healthy Start provides a forum for the community voice in efforts to improve the health of mothers and babies. Healthy Start programs participate in Community Action Networks (CANs) that mobilize health care, social service and other providers to coordinate services, and steer local action to address social determinants of health related to poor birth outcomes.
Please visit www.HopkinsAllChildrens.org/HealthyStart or call for additional program information.
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